Day One of the library's closure finds staff in "all-hands-on-deck" mode to shelve books, thus clearing the bookcarts. All those carts now house books and materials normally arranged around the perimeter of first floor. That area is awaiting its new coat of paint.
The downstairs hallway leading to the meeting rooms has been stripped of carpeting. This photographer found that not only does the area look tacky in its current state, it also features a sticky residue that slows the pace of anyone navigating through. As the old flooring exits the building, we are looking forward to our first larger-than-sample-size view of the new surfaces.
See all Library renovation photos in our Flickr set
We at the Round Rock Public Library just wanted to give a big thanks to all of our patrons for working around the recent painting activities. We appreciate your patience and your understanding in this matter and in the matter of our closing for renovation. We will miss you all while we are closed. In the mean time, stay tuned to this blog for updates and pictures. And now for some painting memories...
Round Rock Public Library is getting a much-needed makeover and will be closed to the public September 29 through November 2, 2008.
Why? Our library is open 71 hours per week, holidays excepted. That adds up to a great deal of foot traffic and just overall wear and tear. The checkout/checkin area serves a continually growing population, handles mountains of books and materials, and needs to be reconfigured to work more efficiently.
Those of you visiting the library recently have witnessed the beginning stages--painters, offices full of boxes, and staffers peering at blueprints. And while we're closed, we'll share pictures and updates about the renovation. Beginning September 29, we'll post new photos and comments every day or two. Many of these photos will show staff hard at work preparing the library for opening.
For now, some "before" views: