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|Library Progress Update, August 2003|
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|Posted by:||Aug 4th 2003, 09:04:32 am|
|Judy||We are happy and excited to report that 360 new books have been catalogued and are ready for shelving in October. July was spent placing spine labels and book pockets into the new reference books, books purchased for the Bahamian/Caribbean Collection, and the boxes of books that were generously left in the library. Wait till you all see the collection of wonderful art books! Most impressive for any library. The library itself is still a work in progress. The ceiling fans have been installed, the septic has been repaired, new toilets and faucets are installed as well. Still we have a problem with water pressure which must be fixed. Lighting fixtures are ready for installation and four post lanterns have been ordered for the main entrance walkway. New screens are in place and the window panes replaced. New doors for the North Wing and computer room are in progress. The renovations continue with the septic/water being the major hurdles yet to be accomplished. Book cataloging will continue in October and November. If all goes as planned we hope to reopen in December or mid January at the latest. We are planning several open house events prior to officially opening and checking books out. For sure Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming in December to read his favorite Christmas books and look at the new facility!! The roving reporter was most successful with his tapings during the 30th Anniversary Celebration and continues to tape "reflections on independence". Our historical time line of the Bahamas was quite a hit and will be on display as we kick off our programs with a History Series ( still in the planning stages). There is much to look forward to! At the last community meeting a thought was presented: the library is the people's university. Our hope and vision is that the library will be just this - it will be just filled with books and programs that will be of interest to the people - a place where all can learn, enjoy, and find peace and information - "the people's university" - no degrees, no prerequisites, everyone welcome regardless of past accomplishments or education. This sounds good. Hope it sounds interesting to you!|
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