December 08, 2021
By Victoria Ford
The Stafford department of the Ocean County Library on North Main Road in Manahawkin has undergone upgrades less than the library’s 2021 servicing plan, the library technique introduced.
“We have included just about each and every spot of the department beneath this plan,” claimed Ocean County Library Director Susan Quinn. “From the set up of French drains, to replacing all the carpet on the reduced level with vinyl tile, to painting the general public and team areas, this work has developed a more welcoming environment for workers and patrons.”
The public assembly place obtained a coat of fresh paint and new flooring and reopens for library systems this 7 days, she included.
Subsequent mould remediation in elements of the creating on Nov. 2 and 3, library officers decided to acquire the option though some of the making was closed to the community to comprehensive the work outlined in the 2021 maintenance method, she observed.
“Following the mould remediation, we retained the building’s lessen degree shut to comprehensive the scheduled servicing,” Quinn said. “This was the most prudent way to comprehensive updates with the the very least sum of inconvenience.”
Officers of TTI Environmental Inc. of Moorestown, a organization licensed for mildew screening and inspection, retested the library and said in their publish-mould clearance report the cleaning protocols experienced been successful and no more motion was necessary.
“We then took the prospect to thoroughly clean all HVAC vents and ducts during the developing eliminate and exchange all ceiling tiles in the reduced stage of the creating and handle the h2o infiltration concern by putting in French drains inside of two storage rooms in the basement so that drinking water is funneled outside,” Quinn stated. “The library is also replacing all carpeting on the decreased amount with vinyl tile, and many (general public and staff) parts of the library have been painted, cleaned and refreshed.”
The initially-flooring computer lab was repainted and refloored. The space was upgraded to consist of a mobile notebook cart and movable desks and chairs, making it possible for for further takes advantage of of the room as a Maker Space or other library programming room as necessary.
Quinn pointed out an once-a-year inspection by a certified contractor will be performed on the building to make selected all community and workers spots are free of mould. These inspections will carry on until eventually a new proposed department library for Stafford Township is constructed. —V.F.