Our library renovations are underway!
The majority of the library furniture on the main floor has been removed, electronics packed up and put away, tables and chairs and many of the book cases and their book collections stored in the hallways and aisles. The old tiles in the library rotunda have been removed and the floor is being prepped for the new tiles to be put down. Old carpeting is being torn up and the ‘surprise’ cork flooring underneath chiseled away. The electricians are here and they are replacing our ancient electrical panels with new top of the line ones. As you can imagine, some projects unearth the necessity for unexpected work needed.
The library staff is excited about the prospect of all these updates and are gallantly working behind the scenes. Such work consists of completing large projects necessary to keep the library collections organized and accessible. One such project is the digitization of historic photographs found in the New Hampshire Room. We are working with the Manchester Historic Association to make these materials accessible and to preserve them for future generations.
We are blessed to be able to work in this gorgeous and historic library building and we want to thank you, our patrons and public, for your patience as we work to keep this building in tip top shape for you and for future generations of Manchester and New Hampshire residents.
Lastly, the West Manchester Branch Library has extended hours during these renovations. Please see our previous post regarding the hours of service or call us at 624-6560. Stop by the Branch to visit and if you need assistance we are here to help.