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Interior, first floor. Foreground - manager Joyce Broadus lovingly refers to the circulation desk pictured here as 'the battleship.' Background - the new plans call for the removal of this 1960's era mezzanine to help restore the building's grandeur.
Interior, first floor. Foreground - Known for their careful preservation of historic buildings, Pfaffmann & Associates, the project architects, are reusing the library's original wooden furnishings, when possible. These oak tables temporarily stored in the adult reading room are waiting to be restored.
Interior, first floor. In less than two weeks the library staff labeled, sorted, processed and packed up the building's contents including over 35,000 items in the collection.
Interior, first floor: A view of the Children's picture book room.
Interior, second floor. With the addition of a passenger elevator, the architects plans will completely transform the second floor "ballroom" making it accessible for the first time. This space will become a large conference room.

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