Our New Circulation Desk!

We are excited to officially announce the completion of our new Circulation Desk
(a.k.a. the Accessible Service Desk Retrofit).

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.

The library's old circulation desk cleared off and ready for demolition.

This is how it started. (Yes, that is duct tape holding the bottom together).

2 tables with computers served as the temporary circulation desk during the renovation.

This was our temporary service point. (We’ll just call it cozy and leave it at that).

The imprints of the old circulation desk left on the carpet.

Meanwhile, out with the old.

The electrician uses a power tool to dig a channel in the floor to accommodate wiring for the new desk.

Then the electricians went to work. (This was the loud phase).

The tiling contractor kneels on the floor and positions the new tiles using spacers.

After that, the tiling began.

Pieces of the new desk wait to be installed.

Finally it was installation day!

A view of the new circulation desk featuring a slot for returning books, and lots of space to serve customers.

This is the view of the finished desk when you walk in! Psst. We can raise and lower parts of the desk. But wait … there’s more!

A view of the two sections of the desk at right angles with a gap for easy access by staff.

Here is the view of both sections.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the demolition and throughout all phases of the installation. We hope you will enjoy the change as much as we do!

We would also like to acknowledge the professional services provided by Library Outfitters, Petawawa Electric, Ben Brown Ceramic Tile Co. and Petawawa Civic Centre Operations staff.

Published by Petawawa Public Library

The history of the Petawawa Public Library can be traced back to 1973 when what is now known as the Town of Petawawa consisted of two separate municipalities: the Village of Petawawa and the Township of Petawawa. In 1997, with the amalgamation of the Township and Village, the new Town of Petawawa became home to the “Petawawa Public Library”. Today, the Petawawa Public Library continues to grow. It employs full-time and part-time staff and continues to rely on the help of loyal volunteers to serve over 7000 active members.

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