Students in the Drafting/CAD class at the Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern offered their services to help move books and computer equipment from the old McIver's Grant Public Library building to the library's new state-of-the-art facility. From left, seated, Robert Reed, John Densford, Virginia Ruble, Tracy Moss, Cassidy Johnson, Kenneth Gourley; middle row, Jeff Nicks, Jennifer Valenzuela; back, William Capps, Alex Baldwin, Adam Hawks, Michael Brooks, Ryan N. Eichhorst, Ronnie Howard and Sean Lananhan.
McIver's Grant Public Library is on the move -- literally.
Progress on 'moving week' for library officials has gone so well that the library closed a day early to begin moving books and computer equipment into its new space.
Volunteers -- including 15 Drafting/CAD students from the Tennessee Technology Center at Newbern -- were buzzing back and forth between the old library and the new space late last week.
Both library buildings will remain closed Jan. 7-12, with plans to open the library's new state-of-the-art, ADA-compliant facility currently scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14.
Volunteers are still needed on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and 7, to help library employees and board members settle in to the new space. Those who wish to help are asked to meet at the old library at 9 a.m. on Monday or Tuesday for job and site assignments.
Library Board member Joan Ryland organizes paperbacks near the cozy fireplace in McIver's Grant Public Library's new building on Friday morning. Books and equipment are currently being moved into the new facility, with a date to reopen set for Monday, Jan. 14.
Volunteer Joe Hayden places books on the shelves at the new library.
Those who cannot participate in lifting or carrying are also needed to 'read' and 'face' books on the ample shelves of the new facility.
A for-sale sign sits on the corner of the property that has housed McIver's Grant Public Library for the past 49 years. The library will close the week of Jan. 7 to complete the move into its new building on West Court Street. The new facility will open to the public on Monday, Jan. 14.
Residents are also requested to spread the word about the opportunity to serve among their friends and civic organizations.