|Bye for now!|
The staff at Davis has dispersed to their temporary assigned branches, and things are quiet here. Quiet like the calm before the storm.
The Davis supervisors attended a preconstruction meeting last week, and we met the staff from our contractors, Haris Design and Construction. They were enthusiastic about our project and gave us a feeling of confidence that things will go smoothly and on schedule.
Right now, there are just a couple of us here in the building, dealing with our materials that were returned to other branches and are now being delivered to us, shipments of new materials arriving, and a few lingering holds that customers will need to pick up at other locations.
|Books to shelve.|
|Books to box.|
The first job will be to renovate our restrooms. This is a part of the project that we know our customers will really appreciate, since the restrooms have been in need of serious attention for quite a few years. The new tile and flooring are attractive, and we will also be getting all new fixtures and paint. All restrooms will also be ADA compliant.
You might be wondering about any changes to the exterior of our lovely building. There will be some sprucing up completed, but no real work on the outside.
The volunteers from the Bethesda Community Garden Club are taking our temporary closing period as an opportunity to get some work done, which will help to improve the appearance and longevity of our lovely trees and plantings. These dedicated volunteers have been working outside in the full August heat, and we so appreciate all they do for us!
We have enjoyed watching the children attending the KIDMuseum summer camps using our grounds for their various projects, particularly the one that involved filling a suspended bucket with water, and then counting down for a dousing as the bucket tipped over and spilled it's cool contents over the group below. It was hard to tell if it was more popular to pull the rope that tipped the bucket, or to stand under the waterfall that resulted.
As construction begins and progresses, we will keep everyone in the loop about what's going on. In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying the resources and programs of MCPL either at your temporary library home, or remotely. A brand new offering that we are really excited about is Artistworks For Libraries!
Davis Library Manager