1.5.23 | Welcoming The New Year | Renovations Update

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! We are returning from our holiday break rested and excited about so many of the plans, programs, and projects we have in store for 2023. We hope you also have many things to look forward to inside and outside of the library.

I’m writing this note from my office today, the day before we reopen for the week, and I’m surveying the scene inside of the library. I shared a picture with our staff a few days ago showing the tiler’s progress as they prepped the floor and laid new tile, and I’m reminded that all around me, there are new beginnings. The floor in the back was in rough shape. Some areas needed patching, and others needed leveling—particularly the threshold between the back entrance and the backroom hallway. Even the center doors need to be slightly shaved to allow them to clear the tiling.

Thank you for being so patient as we manage the commotion. The back entrance and public bathrooms will be closed this week through January 7th. However, the children’s room bathroom will remain open during this time. We ask that you use the front entrance to access the library during this period.

Before our holiday break, we worked on carpeting in the youth services room, my office, and behind the circulation desk. It has certainly been a time of transition in more ways than one!

Our physical space is a tangible example of new beginnings, and we have book groups and community programs planned to support things new and old as well. You’ll find more info for our upcoming programs below. We hope to see you often in the new year.

Be well,

Matthew Graff
Executive Director
Skidompha Public Library