The New Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
"Cornerstone of the Community"

23 March 2007

The Walls are closing in!

But unlike in our present overcrowded library we are HAPPY to see these walls! One day there was only naked steel and next day the insulated sheathing is almost completely installed on the new library's first floor. You can begin to see the placement of windows more clearly now in these pictures taken March 22.

Today, concrete was poured for the upper floor in the Children's Wing. By next week we may be pretty close to being all closed in.

10 March 2007

They're here!

The Northwest Corner Community Cookbooks have arrived!! Boxes and boxes of the fundraising cookbook were delivered recently and are now available for purchase (or pick-up if you pre-paid) at the library, 144 Main St, Harrisville.

Those who have already snapped up a copy have been impressed by the quality of the Cookbook filled with 350 recipes contributed by your friends & neighbors in Burrillville. [There's even an index by name to help you find your own or a friend's recipe]

Get yours today! Each book is only $10.95 and they make a GREAT gift. [ Remember, Mother's Day isn't that far off. ]
Cookbooks will also be on sale at the Capital Campaign Committee's giant Vendor and Craft Fair at the High School on Saturday March 17. Take care of all your gift-giving needs in one stop shopping.

A Roof Over our Head

You've got to give the workers credit for braving the really c-o-l-d weather to get the plank roof up over the trusses in our new Stack Room. They got it done in jig time. For some other views from inside and up ON the roof check out the site report for March 8!

In this view looking down toward the Administrative wing you can see the cap on the top of part of the retaining wall between the new library and the restaurant above.

02 March 2007

Winter showed up

We knew it couldn't last, right? Winter finally arrived in February bringing biting cold, snow & ice and slowing activity on the site a bit. Still, progress has been made. The retaining wall below the restaurant is well underway, the drainage system is coming along and, most exciting - the wood trusses for the main stack room arrived!

A slight improvement in working conditions allowed the trusses to be put up quickly as well as much of the metal stud installation. Now it really begins to look like an actual building!
In the meantime the Building Committee and Architects have been busy with selecting colors, finishes, carpeting and lighting fixtures for the interior.