Thursday, November 17, 2016

Raise High the Roof Beam

piles of roofing materials
Staging the new roof
One of the major pieces of structural work here at Davis is getting underway.   We are getting a new roof as part of our refresh, and the staging began yesterday.  As you can see from the picture, this is a job requiring a LOT of materials, heavy equipment and a good-sized crew of workers.

Although a new roof is not something that will be immediately evident to most of our customers (since we have a flat roof you can't see from the ground), it's certainly going to enhance the building overall, and we are very happy to have this as part of the work.

Boxes of tiles for restrooms
Nice tile inside the boxes.
Tile has come in for our first floor men's and women's rooms, and the work should begin this week.  I think everyone will be so pleased with the new look of our public restrooms, since they were not in great shape prior to the refresh.

Painting is just about completed, our new fire alarm system is in and passed inspection by the county, and electrical work is finishing up.   We are putting accessible power everywhere possible, so our customers will be able to work with their own laptops, tablets, and devices without worrying about battery life.

Although we do not have a firm date for reopening yet, we are looking forward to spring and reopening the doors to our community.  We have heard that many of our Davis customers are missing us, and we miss them too!

If you have ever wondered how the libraries get input from the community on a regular basis, the answer is that each branch library has a Library Advisory Committee of three to sixteen members, designated by the County Library Board to represent that library's service area.

These committees advise the local library manager, the Library Board, and the County Executive concerning the library needs in the area that they represent and suggest overall improvements to the county library system.

The Davis Library Advisory Committee is looking for new members.  If you are interested in being involved with Davis and MCPL, and giving input on how MCPL can best serve our community, please fill out this application and put it in the mail to Anita Vassallo, Library Manager, Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda MD 20817

Anita Vassallo
Library Manager

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