Saturday, October 31, 2009

Library's Grand Reopening

On Saturday October 24 the Adrian Public Library celebrated our grand reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and day long celebration. We celebrated with the mayor, city commissioners, library patrons, city administration and employees, library friends, our project management team from J.E. Johnson and the local trades who built this beautiful new building.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Canopy Installation at the Library

This week the canopy's covering the main floor windows at the library were installed by T J Roofing. There are six across the front and one covering the back entrance.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Plans for Library's Ribbon Cutting and Grand Reopening Announced

Please join in the ribbon cutting and grand reopening festivities on Saturday October 24 at the Adrian Public Library. The ribbon cutting takes place at 10 am and a open house will follow from 10 am - 2 pm.

The renovated Teen Zone and mezzanine on the south side of the building will be revealed. The Teen Zone features expanded technology, reading, studying, and casual seating areas. The mezzanine offers free wired and wireless Internet access, group study areas, casual seating, and a “board room” for use by local businesses and organizations. The “board room” was created to provide a space for local entrepreneurs and small businesses to meet with clients and for networking opportunities.

Refreshments will be served in the café area on the main floor by the café vendor Stone’s Café and Catering and library staff. Stone’s Café is expected to open their library café later this year. Construction of the service area of the café will be completed in early November followed by the installation of the café equipment.

Activities for all ages will take place during the reopening celebration. The youth area will be transformed into a reading construction zone. Musical entertainment will be provided by Adrian Symphony harpist Margot Hayward from 10 am – 2 pm. An art exhibition by local artist Gail Palpant will be available for viewing in the meeting room during regular library hours from 10 am – 5:30 pm. Due to elevator renovations visitors must access the youth area and meeting room by stairs.

In celebration of Teen Read Week, the Teen Zone will be open special hours from 7 – 10 pm for teens in grades 7 – 12 only on Saturday October 24. Music, refreshments, and gaming will be available.

Please stop by and visit your "new" Adrian Public Library.

Furniture for the Library's Renovated Areas Arrives

The new furniture for the cafe, teen zone, and mezzanine arrived late last week. It is currently being put in place and will be ready for public use soon. Check out some of the furniture in the study areas, casual seating area and in the "board room" on the mezzanine.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Flooring Work Continues @ The Library

The stairs leading from the Maumee side of the building to the meeting room will be available for public use once the renovations are completed. At the bottom of the stairs is a small hallway. Lagalo Floorcovering installed the VCT (Vinyl Composite Tile) in this location.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Library's New Mezzanine Area and Teen Zone

The new mezzanine area on the library's Maumee side of the building will be devoted to various types of activities: a casual seating area , study seating by the windows for small groups, laptop use on the built in ledges, and a "board room" where small business men and women can meet with clients. The carpeting for the mezzanine (and the new teen zone) was installed this week and the furniture will be delivered next week. The Teen Zone is on the left and the Mezzanine is on the right.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Spirit Steel Work Progressing on Police Station

Spirit Steel from Jackson finished setting the red iron and bar joists, plumbed all of the columns and welded bar joists today. Tomorrow they will weld the bridging and potting decks on the new police station.