You never know what you are going to find on the road behind the library, where the new extensions are taking place. There is a large sign advising that this is now a shared area between the cars and pedestrians coming and going on library business. As well, the contractors have taken over a large part of the car park with their trucks, delivery vans, and a large container or two. It certainly is a well shared area between the public and the builders.
On my last visit as I drove behind the library to the car park I was stopped in my tracks by the large boom of a crane hanging over the road. The crane was perched on the back of a truck. Something interesting was obviously about to happen, so there is nothing for it but to check it out.
Don’t know what the workman making sure that everything went safely and smoothly thought when I got my camera out and snapped a few pictures. The boom, which had a huge hook attached, hovered over a couple of large orange crates. “These are the air conditioner units” he told me, as he attached the straps around the crates. They looked extremely heavy so I stepped back out of the way, wouldn’t want to be underneath if they slipped.
In no time at all first one and then the other crate was lifted high into the air and onto the roof of the library. That certainly took some skill.
The library redevelopment is on target and will be completed in October. There will be a total roof replacement, and upgrades of cable, lighting and technology, including more computers and Wifi. As a very regular library user and I am looking forward to our new look library, it is a pity that they are not going to replace the rear door from the car park or provide a covered walkway from the car park.