Bookworm here, reporting from the Torrington Library! It’s been a very active few weeks as we improve your hometown library! The new temporary handicap entrance at the Litchfield Street entrance is ready to use at your convenience. You’ll notice that the old ramp attached to the back of the building has been removed. This is to make way for a new accessible entrance that will feature a lobby, a new elevator, and access to all three floors of the building.
Did you know? Your new library will be completely handicapped accessible on all three floors! This means easier access in and out of the building. It also means easier access for busy parents with strollers!
Got rocks??—we sure do! As you’ll notice from the picture, the excavators dug up everything from simple, small stones to hulking boulders. It was no easy task!
Speaking of “digging up”, we happened to dig up a few cool artifacts. We found a horseshoe, probably dating back to the time when the Coe Carriage House sat on our land instead of the library. We also found red embossed bricks with the fleur-de-lis symbol (pictured below). We’re investigating where those bricks might have come from and we’ll keep you posted if we find out any more info!
As always, I encourage you to visit the library and take a look at the building project plans located in the Reading Room.
Once a month I’ll keep you updated with fun facts and pictures from the Building Project!
Until next time--enjoy the summer weather and read-on!