A Fight to the Finish and What’s In a Name?

Stacks of Boxes Sitting In the Library
Postscript: The Connie Morella Branch is now open!
Stacks of Boxes Waiting to Opened

At long last, we are nearing the end of our refresh project. Staff have been busily working in the building for the past month and a half to make sure everything is ready for our reopening. In early March, almost 900 boxes of books and media were returned to the library from the storage facility. Every item in every box had to be reshelved and inventoried. In addition, another 300 other boxes of office supplies, files, and other ephemera had to be unpacked. Branch staff is spending these last few days feverishly trying to complete the inventory while others are busy installing or activating computers, phones, and data lines.

Pile of Empty Boxes Awaiting Recycling
Empty Boxes Awaiting Recycling

Beyond that, a lot else has transpired since our last post. We now have beautiful new flooring. This includes eye-catching black carpeting with color highlights in the public areas of the library, including the front hallway and new tiled flooring in  the meeting room. Two new collaboration spaces have been added to the southeast corner of the building. New furniture arrived for several spaces around the library. New electronic blinds have been installed in the collaboration rooms, quiet study room, and in the children’s area. Our new service desks are in place and ready for customers.

Tables and Chairs in the New Glassed-In Collaboration Spaces
New Collaboration Spaces

What’s inside the building is not all that’s new. Our library is also getting a new name. We are pleased to announce that the grand reopening and renaming ceremony for Connie Morella Library will be on Saturday, April 14 at 10 am.  In addition to the ceremony, we have lots of special events planned all day long. We hope to see you here!

Please note that there will be no on site parking on the morning of the ceremony. Please plan to park at Garage 49 if you arrive at the library before noon on Saturday. Directions and additional information can be found on the branch page.

New Kids Sign on the Wall and New Furniture In Front.
New Kids Sign and Furniture

Nancy Benner
Branch Manager