Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lots of Progress at Little Falls

This has been another intense week at Little Falls! Workers of all sorts were in and out preparing the branch for its reopening, and all sorts of satisfying and aesthetically pleasing signs of progress were visible.

Painters gave a bright new coat of paint to the entrance, the molding around the windows, and other exterior areas of the building.

Newly painted doors at Little Falls Library

In addition, our elevators were painted to cover over lots of wear and tear. They look super spiffy and ready for action.

Little Falls Library's repainted elevator

All of our wooden doors were sanded down and stained. Eons of fingerprints, scrapes, and rogue marker streaks were erased in the blink of an eye. All the doors now radiate a warm, clean glow.

Restored wooden doors

Next, our quiet room shelving was removed in order to make way for fresh new shelving. We're extremely excited for that shelving to arrive, and we know the room is going to look totally transformed when we are finished. 

Finally, our new water line for the coffee vending machine was installed. Personally, this is one of my favorite additions. Nothing aids relaxing with a book like a hot cup of coffee, and this will allow all of our Little Falls customers to take advantage of that experience. 

On the staff side, our new desk was constructed in our workroom, and it looks perfect! Just in time too, because we have been working in the collection heavily to prepare for the opening.

New desk with desktop computer in the Little Falls staff area

We've gotten rid of the ancient foam hiding in our old shelving, and we are continuing to sort through materials to remove dirty, broken, or outdated materials and replace them with new books, audiobooks, and DVDs. 

Debris from the construction work within Little Falls

Whew. It certainly took a lot of work, but it seems like things are clicking into place as we head towards our reopening. Please continue to follow this blog to be notified of the opening date and to keep up to date on more progress at Little Falls. 

Thank you for supporting Montgomery County Public Libraries--where the County reads, where the County meets, where the County learns! 

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