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North Facade Coming Down

The weather has finally warmed up enough for outdoor construction to continue. Today, the Kelly Construction crew is working on chipping away the stone façade on the north side of the building. It’s noisy work, but well worth it.

For now, storytimes are going well in the lower atrium. We hope people enjoy the sound of children’s & parents’ voices singing occasionally throughout the morning. We have an average of 160 children per week who attend storytimes. Yesterday (Feb. 10) 37 children and 25 parents came to the Toddler Move & Groove Storytime! It was very full, a little hard to hear, and impossible to walk, so we are really looking forward to that new storytime room!

The Neighborhoods Team had to reschedule their visit to Topeka Shawnee County Public Library because of the snow. We plan visit with their staff about their neighborhood arrangements and tour their children’s room.

Staff also met with architects from Bowman Bowman Novick to discuss furniture and shelving options for the children’s room after expansion. There are so many great ideas! We will be working on a shelving and furniture plan, and exploring options for carpet, paint, and other interior aspects.

Thank you for your patience while we grow!

two workers using tools to chip away stone facade

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close up photo of a 3 foot hole in the stone facade

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Danielle

Public Relations Coordinator at Manhattan Public Library

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