Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Police Station

The new Police Station is being built immediately to the east of the library. Over the best several days the mason's Hikes and Dominick have been putting up a common wall between the two buildings. In this photo you can see the footprint of the new police station. It is about half of the size of the library. You can also see the plumbers from Heritage Plumbing and Heating working on the new police station.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exterior Barricade Removed - New Facade Revealed

On Saturday August 15 the library's exterior construction barricade was removed and our new facade revealed. Check out the look of your new Adrian Public Library!!!! The front entrance is not yet open for public use as additional sidewalk work must be completed along the south side of the library. This entrance is expected to open by early October. The barricade had been placed on the south of the library in May of 2007 due to safety concerns related to our structural damage. After two years and many repairs the removal of this barricade resulted in much celebration at the library - particularly by the director who was tired of getting it repaired!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Doors at the Library

Check out the photo to the right of the new doors on the library's North entrance. They were installed this past week. It is quite an improvement over the duct taped doors we have been using over the past month :) The new doors will be powered which allows individuals who need assistance to use a push button to open and close them. The outdoor pole with the push button will be installed as soon as the construction is completed in the area just outside of the library's entrance. We can't install the pole now as it would likely be damaged during the renovation process. The South entrance doors will also be powered. Check out his photo of Maple City Glass installing those doors!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Adrian Public Library’s Café Vendor Announced

The City of Adrian is pleased to announce that Stone’s Café and Catering has been chosen as the café vendor for the Adrian Public Library. Stone’s Café and Catering library menu will include sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, snacks, and a variety of drinks including coffee, espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, teas, juices, smoothies, pop, and much more. The café will be open early to serve morning customers before the library opens and during regular library hours. The café will offer expanded hours during downtown events such as Art-A-Licious.
The Adrian Public Library café will open early this fall when the library’s south entrance, façade and other renovations are completed. Annette Stone shared “Stone’s Café is determined to become a daily necessity for local coffee enthusiasts, an efficient way to grab a delicious meal or snack, a place to dream as you try to escape the daily stresses of life and just a comfortable place to meet your friends or to read a book.” The café will also be available to cater meetings and programs which take place in the library’s meeting room.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Work Has Started On the Police Station

Activity has started on the lot to the East of the library. This is the location for the new police station. Slusarski Excavating and Paving has cleared the land and Krieghoff- Lenawee have started work on the foundation. The library may be rocking a bit during this process but it is for a good cause!

Library West Side Facade Work Completed

The brick and EIFS work on the West side of the library was completed recently. Now that we have sealed the West side of the building we have started repairs on the meeting room. Last year the room sustained significant water damage and the dry wall was replaced this past week. The next step is to get the meeting room painted.