The Pawling Library is in sprucing up mode as they endeavor to refresh interior spaces with an overdue paint job. During the month of January, George Apap’s crew will be applying a new coat of paint to the walls and bookshelves. Volunteers and staff have been removing books and replacing them on shelves freshly painted and dried, and they will continue this process until every interior corner has been addressed.
Most recently, with funds received through grants, the library has created a modern, sound-dampened, teen-friendly space in a section of the Donaldson Wing. The library has also replaced the roofing on both the main library building and the Library Annex. Along with the application of new shingles, repair work was conducted on some underlying structural elements such as the sheathing and some rafters on the main library building and replacement of damaged fascia on the Annex.
The Board of Trustees and Library Director Brian Avery apologize for any inconvenience to patrons that might occur at this time, and they look forward to the completion of this current facilities improvement project.