new lightsThe Administration and Adult Services staff members moved back into their remodeled offices this week. We’ll post some photos soon.

Starting today, the carpeting in the public area of the 3rd floor begins. The brown wall that has been up since January will come down in the next couple of days.

Next, the shelving with the Literacy and World Languages collections will be moved and that area will have the old carpet removed and prepared for the new carpet.

In the meantime, the old “hockey puck” lights over the Non-Fiction collection were removed and the new lights installed (pictured above).

Also, painting will take place throughout the 3rd floor.

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The area around the railing on the 3rd floor was demolished earlier this week. If you’re looking for a place to read, work on your laptop/tablet, or to study, more workspaces are located against the 3rd floor south wall, 2nd floor Reference area, and Lower Level.

The 3rd floor workspace around the railing will be back soon with a new look. One side will continue to be a workspace for patrons with built-in power outlets on the desks for your convenience. The other side will be equipment for patron use.

Also, we’re working on improving our WiFi connection throughout the Library.

We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

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Between March and August of this year the installation of a new HVAC system will take place. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The HVAC system has not been changed since 1963. The work is primarily done “behind the scenes” in the 1st floor Administrative area and will not affect patron services.

Here is a photo of the 50 year old boiler:

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And here is a photo of the boiler in pieces:

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In the meantime, temporary heating and cooling units will be installed. We’re looking forward to a more efficient system in the near future.

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We want your opinion on our new Digital Media Lab!

When the Niles Public Library construction project is completed, in addition to 8 study/meeting rooms, we are also planning to offer a Digital Media Lab. This space will provide visitors with computers loaded with software that will enable users to creatively express themselves. Please answer the survey questions to help us determine the technology that is most desired by our community.

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Thanks to all the young artists for helping decorate our temporary wall in front of the old circle area in Youth Services! Colored pencils are available at the Youth Services desk if you’re interested in participating. The picture to the right is a sneak peak at what is going on behind the wall.

Miss our big space for play? For the next month or two, we’ll be hosting a special playtime on Fridays in the Youth Services program room. Grownups and kids are invited to our quick (15-minute) Pit Stop Storytime at 11:30am followed by free play with toys, puzzles and games til 12:30pm.

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The first order of business will be to build protective walls around the work areas.

The first work areas are 1) the new Board Room (3rd floor) 2) the existing Quiet Study Room (3rd floor) and the area below in Youth Services (1st floor). There might be some dust, but no safety issues. Patrons will have access to the washrooms and our collection.

Due to construction, at this time the Quiet Study Room will be closed. Additional study areas are located on the Lower Level.

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Changes are underway in our renovation project. All of the shelves in the Youth Services circle area were moved out to the Youth Services main area. Special thanks to Maintenance and Page Services who made the process look easy. There was a lot of lifting and moving of books and shelves.

Expect more updates about the renovation process soon!

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