Friday, June 9, 2017

The March of Progress Continues at Little Falls

Another week has passed by and Little Falls has continued to see a revolving door of wonderful people working to make sure that the branch is clean, updated, and fully refreshed for its reopening.

First things first, our signage process continued with a visit from Ashley from Image360. She prepared mock-ups for our new signage and picked out a color palette. It was a fun process thinking about all the library customers' needs and what signs will work best to highlight all of our offerings! Without the lights, it was a little difficult to match colors to the signs, but we got creative and persevered.

A man and a woman comparing color palettes to the Little Falls Library carpet.

Work on the lighting continued, this week as all of the light components were delivered to the library in preparation for their installation.

Stacks of lighting components in cardboard boxes.

Additionally, we had a visit from a power washer who sprayed clean the exterior of the building to free it of ivy, vines, and grime that had accumulated over time. It's a pretty major jump from before...

Grimy exterior of Little Falls Library

to after.

Power washed exterior of Little Falls Library

 And now, it is primed and ready for a fresh coat of paint which will be coming soon.

On the staff workroom side of things, our cute, new dishwasher was installed, and one of our cabinets was removed in order to be converted into more desk space.

Overall, it was a busy week here at Little Falls, and every day brings new progress and movement towards our reopening. Please keep following the blog for more updates. Thank you for your patience as we ensure that Little Falls library is refreshed and ready for you all! And, as always, thank you for supporting Montgomery County Public Libraries--where the County reads, where the County meets, where the County learns.

Patrick Fromm,
Little Falls

Friday, June 2, 2017

Preparation of the Branch for Reopening Continues . . .

The Department of General Services (DGS) continues its work on the finer details of the refresh project. Contractors removed old lighting fixtures in preparation for the installation of new ones next week.  Painters began painting the interior of the Massachusetts Avenue entrance doors.  Ceiling tile replacement is still underway. Additionally, the kitchen renovation is almost finished, and it looks lovely.

On the technology side, our ADA workstations were activated and tested out this week.

ADA workstation computer at Little Falls Library

Please continue to follow the blog, as we keep you informed about the work the Department of General Services has underway to get the branch ready for reopening.  Thank you for your dedication and support of Montgomery County Public Libraries (Where the County Reads, Where the County Meets, Where the County Learns).

Patrick Fromm,
Little Falls