Summer Flooring Project Blog 2

Day 2 … Starting today, Wednesday May 22, after the staff of Bookworms closes their counters and put away their coffee urns (3 PM), work will begin on dismantling the Bookworms space. Bookworms, the 24 hr. study space, the TV room and the restrooms will not be available until around June 12. The flooring company will be ripping up the old vinyl tile and installing a new tile with a new, more vibrant color scheme. Access to the Class of 1947 Room will be through the South Entrance only.

Meanwhile, work continues on the bathrooms on level 4. In a couple days they will be dropping down to level 3 to start the demolition of those bathrooms. The work in the bathrooms is a wee bit loud, but the on the brighter side, it doesn’t take them very long to rip up a bathroom floor.

Summer time is upon us and you know what that means; construction projects. Summer is the time when we work on the Babbidge Library bringing back to “pristine” condition. I know that’s a stretch considering the Homer Babbidge is 35 years old. But this summer we are doing something special. We are replacing much of the flooring in the library.

The first thing you may notice is that we are replacing the brown tile floors in the upper bathrooms. Currently, they are working on the level 4 Men’s and Women’s restrooms and they will soon be dropping down to levels 3, 2, 1 and eventually level B. That is the banging that you hear in the building as the chisel and jackhammer the old tile off the floor.