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, October 21, 2016

Clifton Journal article

The Clifton Journal published an article with construction and timeline updates on Friday, October 21. Read a copy of the newspaper while visiting the Library or view it online through

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Construction, timeline updates

Demolition is close to complete, and framing is underway. You can start to see the outline of the different spaces.

Materials awaiting the next step

A view from the old circulation desk, looking towards the new Children's room

Standing where Young Adult books used to be, looking forward towards the new Children's room.
The area being framed on the right (with the lower ceiling) will become the new Children's program room.

As we have mentioned earlier, the completion date is subject to change, and there is a change to report. In an older building sometimes problems appear that are unexpected and unavoidable. In this case, major sanitary and storm sewer work had to be done to correct unknown problems that were uncovered at the time of excavation of the soon-to-be study room addition. This extra necessary work has extended the completion time of the project and we now expect an opening date of early April.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Demolition underway

Demolition is well underway in the emptied out branch. Old carpeting was ripped out, ceilings and light fixtures have come down, and certain walls have been removed.

View from the front door: Circulation desk, partitions, and office walls removed;
you can see straight through to the back of the building.