Have you seen this sight on the first floor of our Main Library recently? Don’t panic – it’s the future home of our City of Readers Store!
Your purchases at the store support critical PPL programs like Summer Reading. We’re looking forward to making it easier for you to shop for high-quality used books and PPL swag – all while supporting the Library.
The current store is closed until Friday, Nov. 25 while we make the move. More info on the way, but we can’t wait to see you at the reopening!
As PPL prepares to celebrate our 150th anniversary in 2017, we are grateful for each opportunity we have to serve as a resource for the entire community, now and into the future. All are welcome at the Library.
Teens can also stop in at the Main Library to visit the “I’m Capable of Anything: Stories from Deering High” exhibit, featuring stories written by twelve Deering High School students from Iraq, Angola, Vietnam, Somalia, Albania, Afghanistan, Burundi, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We love being your library. We love being your neighbor.
Work continues behind the scenes on the Peaks Island Community Center and Branch Library renovation project. Architect Dick Reed and his engineers and designers have met with our renovation design committee, which includes Peaks residents, Library staff members, and colleagues from the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities.
We have largely completed the design of the basic layout of spaces, storage, traffic flow, and rest rooms. We continue to finalize the precise set-up of the library service desk and shelving, furnishings and finishes for floors and walls, as well as details in the community room.
The new design in the library features lower-profile bookshelves to provide a lighter, more open and flexible space, while actually accommodating more books and library materials. The renovation will also provide new display space for art.
Work on heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning has progressed, along with a design for a new electrical system and lighting. Energy audit work by engineer Andrew Holbrook (funded by the Peaks Energy Action Team) has been valuable in identifying energy improvements.
The project is on track to go to bid in late fall for construction to begin early in the new year. Key to our progress is the generosity of our New Vision Campaign donors, whose pledge payments ensure that we have sufficient funds in-hand to proceed on this timeline. Thank you!
We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on the progress!