Monday, April 9, 2012

Juan Tabo Renovations

The Juan Tabo Library closed for renovations on April 1st, and is expected to reopen in the fall.  In the meantime, you will be unable return materials to Juan Tabo as the book drops at the branch are locked. Borrowed materials can be returned to any other ABC Libraries Branch. If you'd like to transfer your holds, you can call any library and ask library staff to take care of that!

If you're looking for a new storytime to visit while Juan Tabo is closed, or other children's programs, you can keep checking at the Juan Tabo Kids' page... it will show you programs and storytimes at the four closest branches!  You can check the Tabo Teens page for nearby teen events.

Juan Tabo's two adult book groups, Bookworms and Read Around New Mexico, will be meeting at Lomas Tramway (908 Eastridge NE) while Juan Tabo is under construction. Please feel free to join them!

Also, Juan Tabo's Facebook page will remain open during renovations!

The extensive improvements to the Juan Tabo Library will impact every square foot of the building and include:

• A full roof replacement.

Removal of the current roof layers will expose the perforated roof deck — and the inside of Juan Tabo Library — to the elements. This alone necessitated the building’s closure.

• Sculpted roof insulation

to help control heating and cooling costs and provide for better drainage.

• Upgraded clerestory windows.

The installation of double-paned replacements with higher parapets will put an end to the leaks currently caused by heavy rains and snow.

• Wall carpeting will be removed and replaced

with fresh plasterboard and new paint.

• The exposed ceiling and trusses will be cleaned and painted.

ABC Libraries look forward to welcoming everyone to a beautifully improved Juan Tabo Library.  The library originally opened its doors in 1983.

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