Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 49, Waynesboro Public Library)
W'boro library begins new chapter. (Waynesboro News-Virginian, 6/1/2011)
Excerpt: For two weeks, a sign at the Waynesboro Public Library counted down the days until the start of construction on a $1.5 million renovation.
Excitement among staff and patrons culminated Tuesday when the number finally read zero, and construction began, said Zahir Mahmoud, executive director.
“Everyone is happy that the work has started,” he said. “We’re anxious to see the progress from beginning to end. We’re really thrilled about it.”
Lynchburg-based C.L. Lewis General Contractors began the project by partitioning off space where a new stairway connecting the building’s lower and main floors will be built, said library spokeswoman Marta Grove.
Workers then will replace the library’s HVAC unit before beginning upgrades to the lower floor, which will include a new Internet café and local history room.
Children’s spaces split between the two floors will be consolidated into an extended area on the upper floor. Other planned main-floor renovations include a new teen’s area, circulation desk and lobby.