Wow! That month was fast. Tomorrow it’ll be March and the library will be gearing up for Art IS Education month. At the same time we’re still focused on getting everything ready for our new library. Staff had their first trip inside the building last week and are really excited about the wonderful public spaces coming together.
On the library exterior, this month didn’t give us a whole lot of visible change. The crews are hard at work on preparing the window fins to seal up the building once all of the windows are ready. Just this week you may have noticed traffic being stopped or slowed on Paseo Grande as East Bay MUD works to connect the water and fire suppression lines. If you attended an event at the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association, you almost certainly noticed the torn-up concrete and fences. These are necessary to get the East Bay MUD and PG&E connections created so that the new library will be warm, bright, and safe. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Inside the library there has been some very cool and visible progress. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking, but the new Teen Room, Learning Center, Community Room, Cafe, Staff Offices, Sorting Room, and Friends of the Library Store are all taking shape.
As always, don’t forget to stop by the Temporary Library to load up on books or catch one of our family programs. And, for more news about the library, consider signing-up for our new email newsletter. The first issue should be out next week.