The progress of your new library building!
View additional photos on our flickr page.
NOVEMBER 26, 2008
Everything is coming together
It's starting to look like a real library! The shelves are installed, computers are on their way, and much of the furniture has arrived. This is a shot of some of the brightly-colored Youth Area seating, which came yesterday.
Today is the last day that the "old" Carnegie building will be open for business (as a library, at least). Please stop by today and take a final look at the beautiful building that served Marshalltown readers for over a century.
Then, join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 22 in the new building!
Several staff members visited the new building to be trained on operating the security gates and the meeting room partition this morning. We were wowed by the progress that has been made -- bookshelves are being installed, some furniture has arrived, service desks are complete, and more. We're getting very close to the completion of the "construction" part of things, and will be down to just movers in the next few weeks.
If you've driven by at night, you've probably already noticed that the interior lights are on and operable.
The service desks are complete.
There are just two elements of the building yet to arrive -- the meeting room blinds and the silver letters that will say "Marshalltown Public Library" on the exterior. Once the blinds are here, a "flush-out" of the whole building will be conducted to clear out all the dust and particles that accumulated during the construction.
The architects will do a "punch list" walk-through tomorrow to verify building details.