The Carnegie Library’s restoration is blooming right into spring, with major milestones getting hit for the future home of Patchogue-Medford Library’s Young Adult department.
Windows have been in the process of getting installed, with all of the smaller windows now in place for the main level and lower level.
Main water pipes are now connected to the building, and lighting is getting installed in the bathrooms as well as under the mezzanine.
Progress on the electric for the building has continued on all of the building’s levels (which include the main level, attic and basement), with wires run for both the lighting fixtures in the basement as well as fire alarm cables.
The front stairs for the building are in the process of being replaced, as contractors have been working to remove the previous stairs as well as add framing to support the new ones.
Regarding the masonry work on the historic building, limestones and sill stones have been installed. The re-pointing of bricks along with brick infill are complete.
As the construction work continues toward the building’s opening later this year, Patchogue-Medford Library is also on the hunt for some of the earliest library cards from throughout the history of the organization. The goal, if possible, is to find a library card issued back when the Carnegie Library last served as the location of the Patchogue-Medford Library. Feel free to look around any old storage boxes or ask relatives that may have one of these historic cards, as the patron that brings in the oldest library card will receive a special prize. All entrants will be honored at the opening ceremony for the Carnegie Library.
Anyone hoping to enter this contest should bring their vintage library card to the circulation desk on the main floor of Patchogue-Medford Library. Patrons with questions about the contest can contact Karen McCahey or Laura Accardi by calling 631-654-4700 ext. 225 or 298, or stopping by the circulation desk.
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