Just a few areas left! The staff break room and kitchen area are looking pretty bad:
High traffic, decades of spilled food and leaking who-knows-what.
The back reference area (also high traffic):
Oh, look, someone already tried to patch it once. I don't see a difference, do you?
The manager's office fared a little better, although you can definitely tell where decades of people have set and scuffed their feet!
And the circulation area:
pretty much worn everywhere. Originally it was going to be moved out, but I heard they may just be cutting around it - don't quote me on that - at any rate, I'm sure they'll do a better job than the last guys:
Last but not least, the Southwest Room, also known as the Eugene Manlove Rhodes Room, after an author who passed through here 8,462 years ago. (Librarian's note: Should you end up with leftover napkins embossed with the name "Manlove", do not, repeat, do NOT use them for a program involving adolescent boys. #lessonslearned)
The new ceiling (to improve lighting and heating/cooling) is almost done, and does not obscure the special areas of the room -
The old teller wall,
the stained glass,
or the fireplace.
My favorite item in the room, a book donated to us and personally autographed by Teddy Roosevelt before he was President Roosevelt, is safely tucked away somewhere. And, no, I don't mean somewhere like, my house. Darnit.
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The old carpet should be coming up today, with the new in shortly after! What on earth will we do with all our time, then?