Barney Renovations 2009-2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Coming Down To the Wire - Renovations in the last stages


After months of work and passionate thinking the Barney Library is very near to renovation completion.
A new furnace, remodeled space, a new elevator, the addition of a teen's area are just some of the changes.
Painting and finishing work have yet to happen, but the structural componet is complete.
It is going to be so beautiful when it opens again in late fall.

The restrooms will be fabulous!
A peek into the first floor play room, it will hold a train table and chairs for parents

View of the children's room, on the first level, features natual light and a clean spacious feel.
The second floor gallery room will have new base boards and molding.
The open doors have been replaced by full length windows.


On the second floor there is an entrance to the gallery and community room
The elevator makes it easy to go from downstairs to up.

The Bookdrop loads inside so books will be protected from the elements.

Second Floor holds a new Program Room for Children's presentations and storytimes/
This newly remodeled area includes a brand new elevator, an inside bookdrop and single paned widows.
This is the outside view.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Barney Library Progress May 26, 2010

The Barney Library Staff visited the library construction site and were awed by the construction progress. Here is what they saw:

The Front Vestibule



Right Side of The Reading Room



Right Half of The Reading Room



Left Side of The Reading Room



Second Floor Story Hour Room (new)

View Out Of The Second Floor Window


Left Side of The Children's Room


Children's Playroom



Stay tuned! The best is yet to be!













Thursday, February 11, 2010

Barney interiors committee hard at work

East View of Barney

Teardown of center section at Barney

Barney Reading Room Fireplace

North Wing

Detail

Cornerstone



February 11, 2010
Work is progressing on the renovation of the Barney Library.

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009






Big changes are happening to Barney - the entire middle is gone and will be replaced with a strong, secure and beautiful entrance.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Chilly Day in November 2009









Just a visual update on the progress that the Barney is making.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Groundbreaking Highlights 9/29/09

Photo Highlights From Barney Library Groundbreaking
(Photos: the Crowd, the Shovels, Lt Gov Fedele, the Groundbreaking, Reception in Empty Barney Reading Room)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Barney Library Groundbreaking

The Farmington Library announces the groundbreaking of the Barney Library's renovations will take place at on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 5:30-6:30pm. Please RSVP to Judy Guglietta by Friday, September 25, 2009 at extension 219 at 860-673-6791.

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