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Bookworm here and reporting for duty from the construction site at the Torrington Library. It’s been HOT, HOT, HOT and noisy at the library. As we come to the close of summer, we’ve made tremendous progress. As you can see from the photos, the site is becoming much more than just a hole in the ground. You can see the footings for the bay window on the North side of the addition being formed in photo 1 and in photo 2 you can see the foundation walls being constructed.
This new section of building, located in the lower level, is the Community Room. The community room has the ability to seat 110+ people and includes a small kitchenette. The Community Room, along with a small meeting room will be available for public use!
An additional two stories will be added to the new foundation, which will house a reconfigured, new first floor and a new Children’s Room on the second floor.
If you’ve visited the library recently, you’ll notice that the Audio/Visual department has been moved to the first floor in the former Reference Room (picture 3). The reference collection is now in the Reading Room. These changes may seem small, but they mean big things are happening at your library!
That’s all for now! I’ll see you in September with more updates!