Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Movin' On Up!

Not only is the inside of Reeves Memorial Library getting a facelift but our resident outside tenant, the groundhog, is also getting new digs (pun intended).

This is where it has lived for years.

And this is apparently its summer place.

Be it ever so humble there's no place like home.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Walls Are Going Up

As work continues on The Learning Commons the walls are being erected. Each day it's getting easier to envision our new home!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Open For Business

The library office has been open in The Reading Room. We now can offer some study/research space in the O'Hara Room. It will be open the same hours as the office: Monday-Thursday from 8:00--5:50 and Fridays from 8:00-4:50. The furniture is temporary but feel free to stop by and explore. Items can be checked out in The Reading Room.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Photo Friday!

A couple of us got a walkabout on the main level upstairs this afternoon. It's still pretty hard to envision how it's all going to look, but we're definitely getting closer!

From the top of the elevator & stairs

The once and future library staff offices

Two of the small conference/group work rooms going in (this is where the desks and printers used to be by the big windows)

The 100s & 200s used to be right about here 

That one was a "real" wall! Heading down the hallway toward the elevator and restrooms

The old classroom in the back corner by the restrooms

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Color us excited

The architects for the Learning Commons renovation just shared the color options for the main level of the building. We're quite pleased with the choices and hope that the rest of the LC departments and the campus community will be, as well!

Of course, colors never look quite the same in photographs or on monitors as they do in real life, but we wanted to give everyone a sneak peek.

The carpet choice seen here is representative of what will be throughout most of the upper level. There will be slight variations in the pattern in different areas of the building, but the colors will remain the same. If you've seen The Reading Room/library staff temporary office since it was completed, this color scheme is an extension of the choices there. 

Don't panic; the orange, yellow, and blue will be for "accent walls" and will probably be paired with the "transitional" french vanilla color at the top of the picture below. The combination looks much better than this scattering might lead you to believe!

The oak for the doors is very close to what has been in Reeves Hall up to this point. 

The burgundy baseboards blend very well with the carpet tiles. 

These colors don't come through as well in this shot, but the blue and cream vinyl chips in the top center of this shot are planned for the stairways. They'll replace the existing worn-out maroon. Safety considerations require having a contrast strip to make the treads more visible. 

We can't wait to get a glimpse of possible furniture! "Soon" is the word. :)