New Library Photo Galleries
August - September 2012
Foundation footings and walls poured, masonry walls begun. The August - September 2012 Photo Gallery demonstrates construction completion.
Storm drainage pipes and major conduits installed; preparation for first concrete floors, two slabs poured; arrival of the big crane. October 2012 Photo Gallery.
November & December 2012
Structural steel arrives and is prepared; masonry work continues. Steel structure starts to rise, tree rises for the holidays. November & December 2012 Photo Gallery.
January & February 2013
First floor subfloor laid, structural steelwork moves west, roof trusses going up and outline emerges. First interior views and roof deck goes on. January & February 2013 Photo Gallery.
March & April 2013
Special floor areas poured, duct work installed, exterior framing completed, interior framing begins and exterior insulation applied. Roof insulation and membrane applied, plumbing, electrical, and sprinkler system installation. Stairway poured, interior framing completed, and installation of HVAC equipment. March & April 2013 Photo Gallery.
May & June 2013
The Story Tower is taking shape. It will reach from the first floor Children's area, through the second floor and roof, reaching a height equal to the current building. Story times and programs for small children will take place in the Tower, with a view to the sky above. Windows were installed all around the building. Siding was installed on the exterior and solar panels are in place on the roof. May & June 2013 Photo Gallery.
July & August 2013
Sheet rock and plastering is underway. The first of the exterior scrim is being installed. The interior becomes more colorful with a blue glass wall, the installation of the amber resin panels under the skylight. The scrim is mostly completed, and reclaimed wood from a snow fence is paneling the Community Room.The structure for the wall in the Story Tower shows its wavy form.
July & August 2013 Photo Gallery.
A major rain storm caused some delays for clean-up and fixing some water damage to drywall, but pointed out where some curb and gutter improvements could be made. The electricians are hard at work installing outlets and lights. The children's area turned orange as painters went to work!
View the October 2013 Photo Gallery for images detailing construction progress. More finishes are starting to appear, with bright pops of color and local stone. Millwork for the specialty areas is installed. Fall planting goes into landscape beds along Sixth Avenue.