The biggest part of the adult side is almost complete and things are slowly being moved back into place.
This is where the public computers go, so there has been a bit of a nationwide panic for the past couple days. I thought about passing out copies of Library Lil, but I don't know that everyone would get it.
Computers going in and out means lots of trips for Facilities (which is short a couple people right now), and MIS, but they have been good sports about it.
Next up is the staff work area, in two parts. First all the desks are being pushed into the back reference area, and anywhere else they will fit.
I realize most people have never seen this area, so you'll have to imagine what it normally looks like. The processing area, where books are mended and new books are prepared for the shelves:
and the office area, full of desks and shelves and computers:
And the copier, which is what hurts me the most:
Back out in the stacks, we can't unpack the books and put them back until the shelves are in exactly the right place, and stable.
It would kind of be a bummer if a whole stack tipped over and squished someone. Plus, then all the books would be out of order. Not to mention blood on the new carpet. In the meantime, summer reading programs have started, so I am of no help whatsoever. So, please bear with us just a little bit longer! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, we promise!