Blog Purpose

The Clifton Public Library is pleased to announce the impending renovation of our Allwood Branch Library, located at 44 Lyall Road. It's our intention to use this blog to provide the community with timely updates in our remodeling process.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Emptied out - and ready for work to begin!

The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity as everything needed to be removed in preparation for demolition, scheduled to begin next week. Professional movers packed up materials, furniture and equipment that are being kept and reused. Our maintenance crew worked hard to clear out the rest. Here are some pictures of the building completely empty!

Looking into former adult side

Standing where DVDs used to be, looking into magazines and nonfiction

Standing where fiction shelving used to be, looking at front desk and computer area

Standing where nonfiction shelving used to be, looking towards front door

View from the circulation desk into the children's area

View from children's area

View from former biography section in children's

Friday, September 9, 2016

Project update

Since closing to the public on September 1, staff has been hard at work cleaning out the branch. EVERYTHING accumulated over the past few decades needed to be dealt with! Furniture, equipment and items for storage needed to be inventoried and clearly labeled. Phase 2 of the cleanout will begin next week, when a professional moving company specializing in libraries and schools will begin packing and labeling the collection before moving it to a storage facility.

As a reminder, both of Allwood's outdoor book return boxes are located in the parking lot entrance and will be emptied and brought to the Main Library for processing on a regular basis.