This Week's Events

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Blauvelt Free Library

Renovation Update | October 19, 2016

Insurance matters are still being sorted out. Pity, since conditions are great for outdoor work.

October 3 | The depth of the hole for our elevator shaft has reached 20 feet, but work has temporarily stopped while we resolve some insurance issues. The trencher left for parts unknown this morning. All quiet on the Western Highway front.

September 29 | If you're a fan of really deep holes, come visit our worksite. You'll have to peer out the window or watch from the street. The crew is breaking up the sandstone bed with a trencher. They're down about 12 feet and need to dig out another 4 feet for the elevator shaft.

September 22 | J.D. Backhoe removed bushes along Western Highway and laid down gravel for construction equipment to gain access to our south lawn in preparation for the dismantling of our existing porch for remodeling beginning Monday, September 26th. We are officially in Renovation Mode!

September 9 | Our renovation budget has been approved and a contractor chosen to spearhead a year-long project beginning in early October of this year. We will post ongoing updates to our website's home page and Facebook. The library plans to remain open for the duration of the renovation. We hope you will enjoy the adventure with us, as we address longstanding issues of accessibility and comfort without sacrificing any of the library's unique charm.

Rail Trail Open for Business | August 25, 2016

During the week of August 22nd, benches, a garbage receptacle and a two-sided kiosk were installed. The library was responsible for one side of the kiosk which describes the history of the railroad and its relation to the library. The grass has been mowed in preparation for inspection by Orangetown administrators. Removable wooden security stanchions were locked in place to prevent errant vehicles from cruising on the walkway. The whole scene is really quite impressive. If you haven't had a look, please stop on over. Dog walkers, cyclists and joggers have already made it a favorite destination.

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