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Blog Category: 2nd Floor Renovation

Posted by DBarchi on Fri, Jun 09
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog June 8, 2017 Phase II of the building project has been progressing steadily since late April.  Once again with the framing of the new spaces we can see the shape of what will soon be.  Phase II encompasses a new small meeting room, restrooms for the public, a green room for performers, an office for the library’s adult programmer, a handicapped accessible lift to the stage, and most excitingly, a complete...
Posted by BHanley on Thu, Apr 13
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog April 13, 2017 We’re moving today!  As I type this, the new children’s department is just about finished. Nearly all the shelves are up and thousands of books are now being shelved, along with movies, recorded books, and magazines.  The children’s staff are working hard to move bags and bags of craft supplies because the new children’s room has a really beautiful, very functional program room with a large screen...
Posted by DBarchi on Thu, Mar 23
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog March 22, 2017 The children’s department continues to be transformed every day with more and more details being added. Right now the contractors are working on installing beautiful wooden structures that will house the lights in the department. These wooden beams inspire our imagination. Do they resemble the ribs of a whale, the keel of a boat, piano keys? I have had many people give me different ideas, and I...
Posted by DBarchi on Thu, Feb 23
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog February 23, 2017 The world is alive with color! That’s how it feels when I look at the newly painted walls in the new children’s area. We have selected some truly delicious colors that might almost remind you of tasty sherbet on a sunny summer day! The paints have intriguing names too: Melange Green, Bosporus, Mythical, and Green Bay. The effect is delightful and will help make the new children’s room a very...
Posted by DBarchi on Fri, Jan 27
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog January 26, 2017 Some exciting progress has been made over the past two weeks.  We can now see many of the rooms and offices because they have been framed, and in some cases the dry wall is up.  We have paint samples on the walls so we can see how the various colors will coordinate.  The colors are truly lovely! The color palette is both sophisticated and charming! The wonderful entrance to the new children’s...
Posted by DBarchi on Wed, Dec 28
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog December 28, 2016 A new year is fast approaching!  We are making great progress on the library construction project.  We still seem to be on target for the project to be completed in May, 2017. I am very impressed with the construction company and crew.  Where most construction sites tend to have loud radios blaring and workers often shouting back and forth to each other, the workers on our library project seem...
Posted by DBarchi on Wed, Dec 07
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog December 6, 2016 The renovation is progressing smoothly. Several office areas have been framed, including the administrative offices, technical services department, and staff room. There was a nice article about the building project in the November 30, 2016 Barrington Times that covered many aspects of the project. The article emphasized how pleased we are with the work of our contractor, ADS. We are in the...
Posted by DBarchi on Sat, Nov 19
A New Chapter Upstairs: 2nd Floor Renovation Blog November 14, 2016 And now at long last the construction has begun! We are very excited about hiring a contractor (ADS, from East Providence) to do the construction of the 2nd floor building project. At this point, the Children’s Room is located in the Gallery Room, with some children’s programming happening in the Auditorium.  The staff from technical services, administration, and community services have all...