Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Holyoke on the rise

News from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC)
September 19, 2012

Holyoke on the Rise
The addition and renovation of the Holyoke Public Library reached a milestone on Friday, September 7, 2012 when the highest structural beam was hoisted into place.  Community members, library staff, and local and state officials marked the occasion with a “Topping Off” ceremony to celebrate this mid-point in completion of the project.

photos:  Flicker album of photos
video:  video of ceremony (made by Mike Hines, Holyoke Public Schools)

[This newsletter was sent to libraries state-wide.]

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sign a steel beam! Topping out - Friday Sept 7

The steel work is nearly finished! We are invited to come to the construction site Wednesday 8-2 or Thursday 8-2 to sign our names on the steel beam that will be installed FRIDAY September 7, 2012. 

We are also invited to attend the official Topping Out Ceremony at 10:00 am FRIDAY Sept 7 in the Library Park adjacent to the construction. Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.  

Friends Board members Connie Kennedy and Sandy Ward are coordinating the refreshments (and food for the steelworkers to thank them for their work). Library Director María Pagán is coordinating the ceremony.
September 4, 2012