Drill, Baby, Drill...
The installation of the compact shelving array in the Paul Siegmund Room has begun! What a joy to hear the drills buzzing when I came in to work this morning! (It's not so good for the aural comfort of customers at the Beaufort Branch nor for the Library's administrative team, but it's very good for the health and preservation of the "Wonders of the BDC." Please be patient with us as we make progress.)
Construction is anticipated to last approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. Once that's done and the roof work (a separate project that is as good for the BDC as it is for the rest of the Beaufort County Library functions that occur inside the 311 Scott Street Building) has been accepted by the County, then the BDC will close down to relocate the Research Room to the 2nd floor. Hurray!
I anticipate the move will take 2 to 4 weeks to be completed. Think of the current BDC's "SC Room" as a gold mine -- one never knows what unexpected treasures we'll uncover during the course of the relocation. If an item isn't already in the catalog or on one of our in-house inventories, we'll have to make a note of the item before taking it upstairs to its new digs. Of course, we're in Hurricane Season, so things may not go according to plan.
Please stay tuned to Connections for construction and moving schedule updates.