Library Update Project
We're excited to announce a facelift at the library. Over the next few weeks, you'll see some exciting changes, including an enhanced layout, new seating and study areas, and additional children's computers.
The majority of the renovation project will be funded by the library with support of the Friends of the Library, but we need your help! Volunteers can help in three ways.
1. We need foster parents - If you can provide a loving home for a box of books during our project, we could use your help. Simply check out a shelf of books (about the size of a copy paper box) beginning September 23 through September 26 before our project starts. All books will be due in 3 weeks after our project is complete. The less we have to move, the easier it is for us! Bringing your own box is helpful but not required.
2. We need help with break down and reassembly - We will dismantle the library Friday, September 27 - Sunday, September 29 (3 days). We need help boxing up materials, dismantling the shelves, and clearing out our space. And we'll need help again reassembling the library beginning on Saturday, October 5th - Thursday, October 10th (5 days). You're welcome to help as little or as much as you can during these days anytime from 9am-6pm. All help is appreciated! Community service hours will be honored for all high school students. Please visit or call the library at (586)329-1261 to sign up as a project volunteer.
3. We need a few items - We're hoping a local business is able to loan us a manual pallet jack during the 14-days of our project from September 27-October 10. We've looked into purchase or rent of this item, but hoped we might borrow and put those funds toward other needed items. Additional enhancements we'd like to provide for our community, but are outside the budget for this project can be found in the wishlist below. Please consider making a donation toward these items to help us make your library even better!
How you can help with our wishlist
If you'd like to help us purchase items, please click the "Donate" button. You can donate any amount you'd like toward an item and your donation will go directly to the purchase of that item. Thank you for supporting the library!
Mobile Club Chair with Storage
Mobile Club Chair with Storage from OFM. A unique, built-in shelf under the seat offers a convenient spot to stow your extra books, bags or files. Durable, PVC-free vinyl upholstery is easy to wipe clean, and available in several colors. The padded seat and barrel back help create a comfortable space for study or conversation. Sturdy, chrome casters make it possible to quickly reconfigure your meeting space. We'd like to have one of these for an individual computing area that will be tucked away in our library stacks. This chair pairs perfect with a mobile tablet table. Total cost plus shipping is $399, but you can donate as much or as little as you wish to this item. Just click the donate button and choose your own amount to donate toward this item.
Tablet Side Table
These laptops tables are the hottest piece of furniture in the modern library. They’re sturdy enough to hold tablets and laptops and light-weight enough that they’re mobile too. With these convenient tables our guests can easily compute anywhere in the library they choose. We'd like to have three of these in the library.
Drinking fountain with water bottle filler
The Elkay EZH2O® Bottle Filling Station delivers a clean quick water bottle fill and enhances sustainability by minimizing dependency on disposable plastic bottles. Complete cooler and bottle filling station in a consolidated space saving ADA compliant design. Integrated look combines our Green Ticker™ and filter status lights. Total cost plus installation fees is $2051, but you can donate as much or as little as you want to this item. Just click the donate button and choose your own amount to donate towards this item.
SoftScape Soft Seating
SoftScape Ottoman Soft Seating makes a comfy seat for one or can be mixed and matched for endless fun. Whether used in classrooms, at home or anywhere else, they're ideal for socializing, sitting down with a good book and just relaxing. All ottomans are topped with soft-but-sturdy foam and covered with a leather material that's soft to the touch and easy to keep clean.
$248 (set of four ottomans)