Thursday, June 23, 2005


These drains are being put into place under the slab. They will take water from the roof into the storm drain.

The new sewer drain going toward Main Street. We are hoping this one works a lot better than the old one they ripped out!

The trench in Main Street where the new water service is being supplied from the Post Office side of the Street. The contractor will continue down Thaxter with the pipe and then into the building.

A nice view of the rear of the building. You can see where the skylight will be located to the left of the lower roof area.

The roof decking is being put into place.

A steelworker takes a break on the second floor!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


The Whitney Family -- Mal, Curtis, and Bob

Sandy Howard, Betty Rowan, and Marsha Lenhoff

Joyce Munger getting ready to sign.

Trustee Grace LeBlanc

Contractor Paul O'Connor has just signed the beam.

June 14, 2005 beam signing ceremony. The group is signing one of the last beams that will be part of the new library. We had great weather and a great turnout!

Chair Lucia Mastrangelo and Town Manager Michael Driscoll sign the beam at our beam-signing ceremony today, June 14, 2005.

A view of the crane, the original building, and some of the steel from the Town Hall roof.

Looking down from the Town Hall roof.

A great view of the steel from the roof of Town Hall.

The metal decking material which will be part of the floor.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Be a part of history!

The Library Building Committee cordially invites the public to a beam signing ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 from noon to 1:00 PM on the front lawn of the library.

Sign the ceremonial last beam just before it is placed in the building!

Everyone welcome -- pass the word!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

New stuff on the library website

Newsletters were mailed to every household in Watertown last month, but if you didn't receive one, here's a link to it:

www.watertownlib.org/newsletter05.pdf

Also, the floor plans are now on the website, as well:

First floor: www.watertownlib.org/first%20floor1%20june%2017.pdf

Second floor: www.watertownlib.org/second%20floor1%20june%2017.pdf

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Book Sale -- Save the Date!

Saturday, June 11 from 9 to 3 at St. John's Church, 80 Mt. Auburn Street

The Friends of the Library are hosting a giant book sale to benefit the building fund! The sale will be held outdoors in the parking lot or inside the hall if it rains.

The prices are great and those fashionable "WFPL BUILD IT!" wristbands will also be available to purchase at $3 each or 2 for $5. It's a great cause, so check it out!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Moving right along -- not bad for a morning's work!

Another view of the first column.

A column in front of the elevator being fastened to the concrete footing.

The first column is put into place, June 1, 2005.

Wednesday morning and the first load of steel has arrived!

Tuesday, the crane has arrived and is being set up.