As the construction crews move through the building installing new ductwork for the updated HVAC system, we knew that some areas would be more disruptive than others. And unfortunately, this week is a pretty disruptive one.
Beginning on Monday, Nov. 9, crews temporarily closed the computer room and teen room to work in the ceilings in those areas. Luckily, the work is focused solely on the ductwork, and will be done quickly-- just two weeks! The library staff have been hard at work to ensure that patrons can still access resources in those rooms, as well. Several public access computers have been moved to the recent arrivals area, and 6 laptops are available for checkout within the building. Normally laptop use is restriced to Wilmette and Kenilworth residents, but during the computer room closure any Library visitor may use a laptop. The teen collection has been moved to the fiction room, where it is temporarily housed on top of the low bookshelves in the southeast corner of the room.
Although we know that the construction is often disruptive, we have been blown away by the support of the community. It may be frustrating from time to time to temporarily lose access to a favorite resource, collection, or space, but everyone has been so understanding and excited for the final result of a the project-- the response has been great!