The historical Carnegie Library building’s makeover into the new home for Patchogue-Medford Library’s Young Adult department continues, and the inside is taking big steps forward.
The main level of the building is getting its wood floor repaired and restored, and workers have been sealing and covering them throughout March. The result brings a beautifully clean look to the floor, without having to replace it.
Plumbers have also finished installing the sanitary connections for the bathrooms, which are being positioned next to the building’s main entrance on the west side of the building. The restrooms are being made ADA-compliant for accessibility.
Electricians have been in the process of trenching to the building from poles, and core-drilling through concrete.
Lighting has also been roughed in for all three levels (the main floor, the basement and the attic), and cables have been run for the building’s fire alarm.
Coming up very soon as well is the installation of the custom-fit, large windows that will face the east and west sides of the Carnegie Library building. These windows will be a particular achievement, as they will have the same look as those originally on the building.
Jon Scalabrelli, a project manager for The Facilities Management Group, said the office is diligently working on receiving and awarding more proposals, which will help expedite the work on the restoration. The already chosen plaster contractor and security camera companies have visited the site, Scalabrelli said.
The $1.5 million restoration of the library continues, with the building planned to open this year.
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