cabinets and countertops and shelving

new cabinets for Local HistoryOur millwork contractor is here this week, installing cabinets in the Local History room and preparing the technical and circulation services room for new countertops and wall-mounted shelving. We have painters coming back early next week, too.

What colors are we painting, you ask?

Our new carpet is a pattern that includes emerald green, deep midnight blue, charcoal gray, and a lighter blue-green color. The pale blue-green is close to the color of the new countertops.

The outside of the 2nd floor wall (the wall that runs over the circulation desk) will be painted deep midnight blue. We picked Benjamin Moore’s Bold Blue, #2064-10. That wall is visible from the road at night, and the dark blue will be a dramatic pop of color for anyone walking into the library (or even just driving by!).

Two staff rooms are getting big updates as well. The technical services room, where library staff get everything ready to circulate, will get fresh paint, new work counters, and wall-mounted shelving to help keep things organized. The circulation staff are going to get their own room to work in too, and it will also have new work counters and wall-mounted shelving. The new space will allow them to do some of their work away from the circulation desk so that the staff at the desk can focus on helping library users.

Next week will be a busy week! The carpet starts going in on Monday. More demolition will take place on Monday. And we’re hoping to see the new children’s computer tables on Monday, too.

We’re looking for people to volunteer for 2-hour shifts on specific dates the end of November and first half of December. You can shift books, load and unload book carts, polish and vacuum furniture, wipe down shelves – several extra pairs of hands would be a big help. Volunteer and you’ll get a sneak peek at the finished project! Call the library at 428-8045 for more information.

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About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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