“We are about on schedule,” said Mike Painter, superintendent with Murray Building Company, which is constructing the new library. “If everything goes as planned, the library could be completed around the end of October or beginning of November.”
Painter said the rain hasn’t delayed the project much.
“We got the library dried-in about three weeks ago,” he said. “We have a couple weeks of work left finishing up the drywall inside, then we can begin painting.”
Painter said workers were laying the pre-cast band around the bottom of the library Friday and plan to start bricking sometime mid-to-late next week.
“We will begin installing the drop ceilings a little over a week from now,” he said. “We are working on the EIFS, which is the finish on the cupola. Hopefully we will start putting the metal roof panels on next week.”
Painter said they are about three weeks away from starting on the ceramic tile floors, which will take a couple weeks to finish.
“We are about six weeks away from installing the carpet,” he said. “We plan to start the landscaping and paving around the first of October.”
Officials said the new library is approximately 7,500 square feet. The one-story building includes 12 rooms of varying sizes, including the main library section which is approximately 55-by-65-feet.
Plans for the new library include enough shelving for 10 percent more books, audiobooks and DVDs, a separate teen section in addition to the children’s and adults sections and other programs or services to be determined at a later date.
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