Phase Three: Paint and Carpet

If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen the complete clearing of materials in our Book Shop, then the demolition/removal of all old furniture and shelving. The next step called for bright coats of paint and snappy new carpeting!

We’re expecting the shelving and other furniture items to arrive within the next five to six weeks. And then we’ll begin the process of filling the space back up with books, DVD’s, CD’s, records, and other fun items we select for you.

We miss all of our customers and volunteers, but we’re thrilled to be able to bring our all-new Book Shop back to life very soon.

In the meantime, check our the progress in the pics below!

The view looking toward the Children’s Section corner
How great is that carpeting? We love how all the colors come together.
Elevator lobby with signage. Even the elevator doors were refreshed.
Looking toward the entry doors and stairwell.

Ready for Remodeling

The basement Book Shop is now cleared and ready for remodeling! We’ll be sharing updates as we go along.

The first phase was packing away all the books and materials. Many faithful volunteers and the Book Shop management crew were on hand getting the books into boxes, shelves completely cleared, and details finalized for the renovation.

Soon we’ll have new carpet, new paint, all new shelving, a new sales area, and other adjustments to the shop in general. We can’t wait to show it off!

In the meantime, take a look at these photos. It’s the Book Shop like most of us have never seen it before!

The view from the former sales desk area
The Children’s section, ready for remodeling
No more mysteries here…just a space ready for a facelift
The newsstand is closed…for now!

Tell Us About Our Shop!

Our shops may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean we’ve halted all our work! We’d like to gather some information from you about our lobby Friends Shop.

Did you know that the revenues from that shop – and the lower-level Book Shop – support the Library? That means the more we make, the more we give! And the happier our customers are, the better we’re able to give back to the entire library community. So we’ve created a survey to gather some data that will help us do our best.

Simply click this link, take the survey, and know that we thank you for your input. Your small investment of time could make a huge impact on our operations. Friends Shop Survey

Thank you!