Though exterior work was brought to a halt last week due to extremely wet conditions, workers took advantage of a dry interior to push forward. Drywall installers also worked during the weekend, resulting in previously studded walls becoming more defined, revealing the size and shape of rooms.
The first image shows three of our public study/meeting rooms. The three rooms shown have a prime location, directly next to our new café and facing the glassed front to the west. No doubt these rooms will be popular for their natural light and easy access to pastries and caffeine. In total, the library will boast of six 4-person rooms and two 8-person rooms. When planning a future visit, each study/meeting room will be reservable on-site or from the comfort of home, using a web-based reservation system. A Board Room will also be reservable for local non-profit organizations, when not in use for internal library business.
The second photo shows The Friends Store taking shape. Outside the store the Marketplace walls will be covered with beautiful elm wood, paying homage to Olathe’s connection to the Oregon and California Trails, resulting in the unique history of the lone elm tree. A glass storefront will allow customers to peer in and view materials and merchandise, drawing them in to discover the treasures within and meet our wonderful volunteers. OPL is very thankful for the support provided by The Friends of the Olathe Public Library and look forward to having them as a permanent presence in the Indian Creek Library.
To see past updates, visit the library construction page.