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Patron Service Improvement Project — Phase III

Phase III of Improvement Project to Begin

Beginning in December 2015, the library will embark on phase three of renovations to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP III

This renovation focuses on the Children's Library, the Purple Room and the two family restrooms. It carries on the improvements of the 2014 and 2015 Patron Service Improvement Projects, which renovated service points in the central area of the library, the main restrooms, and the lobby. Phase III includes a new layout of the Children's Library, relocation of computer stations, new furnishings and flooring, additional shelving, improved early literacy and play areas, and a self-service area with a printer/copier/scanner and self-checkout machines. The family restrooms will be renovated and a drinking fountain will be added.

During the project, scheduled for completion in April 2016, the Children's Library will be closed. Select children's materials will be moved for public access to the East End of the library beginning in December. This shift will result in the temporary relocation of adult nonfiction, biography, and adult and teen audio fiction materials.

The Patron Service Improvement Project Phase III will accomplish the following:

Patron Service Improvement Project — Phase II

Phase II of Improvement Project to Begin

Beginning in January 2015, the library will embark on phase two of a renovation project to update the building, make the library accessible to all users and to fulfill our core values of Relevance, Access, Integrity and Leadership.

PSIP II Logo

The 2015 project carries on the improvements of the 2014 Patron Service Improvement Project that renovated service points in the central area of the library. Phase II will include a complete renovation of the public restrooms located in the lobby with new tile and fixtures, making them ADA compliant. During this phase of the construction, patrons will be asked to use the restrooms located in the Children's Library. The Cafe will be inaccessible, as well as the main doors of the Community Room.

Other improvements planned include replacing worn carpeting in the Community Room and main library to match the carpeting from the 2014 renovation. New study carrels, as well as new chairs, will be added to the southeast corner of the library and new CD shelving will replace bins in the multimedia area.


PSIP Floor PlanThe Patron Service Improvement Project Phase II will accomplish the following:

Thorndyke Thoughts

Hey Kids.  Big things are happening at the library soon.  BIG THINGS.  As in Renovations and Construction.  As you can see, I'm already prepped for the changes to come. I've got my construction hat on and I've established a protective zone all around me.  Why do I need that, do you ask?  Because the Children's Library is where much of the construction stuff will be happening. The construction workers will be storing stuff and working here.  That means...that the Children's Library will be CLOSED for at least two weeks!   I don't know quite how I'll manage.  I'm sure I'll go through withdrawals from seeing all of you. I hope I don't get bear-ied in sawdust! But never fear...I have a plan.    Since I'll literally be hanging it out in the thick of things, I'm going to your Bear-on- the-Spot Reporter.  I'll be giving Bear-Eye views on how the construction is going.  And I may have to venture out to Adult World once in a while to clear the ringing from my ears. What I'm saying is, is that even though you won't see me every day, I'll still be making my presence known.  look for updates from me and my Little Buddy, LB, in the next few weeks here at the library.
Bear Hugs,
Thorndyke 

Patron Service Improvement Project

Library construction is complete!

Thank you for your patience as we worked to make improvements to our library. Work was completed on time and under budget.  To see a photo album of the process, check out our Facebook album or Flickr set.