Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Rain Stopped But HVAC Is Down Again

This building's issue with systems continue.

The roofing company will be working on our "new" roof again. It is under warranty. We're working with them to resolve the problems permanently. On the flat portion of the roof, there's some pooling of water that seems to be seeping into the seams during heavy rainfall, which, as you know, has been happening frequently.

One of our HVAC units, the one for which we have trouble getting parts due to its age, is not working today. It's a bit warm in Youth Services and Technical Services at the moment, but thankfully the mild weather is to our advantage for now.

Updating the building systems is rapidly becoming critical. But with a price tag in the six figures, the choices for doing the project are grim. Either it's included in a referendum package for voter approval next year or the Library takes out a loan and cuts services drastically to make the payments. No easy answers for our aging and outdated building systems.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Raining on the Check Out Desk

Just when we thought we had the roof issues resolved, another storm rolls through and the dripping begins. At first it was just a drip drip drip sound that we could hear above the drop ceiling. Then it started to really drip in another spot - right onto the Check Out Desk. Our Head of Maintenance is frustrated, since he just fixed more than half a dozen spots that could possibily be causing leaks! Between the size o fthe roof and all of the pipes etc. inthe ceilings, it can be difficult to find the source of a leak. The water runs down a pipe and leaks across the building from the actual source.

Please bear with us at the Check Out Desk, as the staff will be working around the Maintenance people trying to get to the source of those leaks!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Macy's Shop for a Cause Tickets Available at Finale!

My favorite event of the year is just around the corner! The Summer Reading Grand Finale includes family-friendly fun for all ages, from 1-4pm on the lawns behind the Library.

While you are there, stop by the Friends and Foundation booth to purchase a ticket to to the Macy's Shop for a Cause Day on Saturday, August 27. For your $5 donation to the Plainfield Library Foundation, you receive a coupon good for 25% off on August 27, online and in stores (see tickets for restrictions). It's a great way to save money on back-to-school items while supporting your library.

Tickets are on sale in the Library through August 27.