Work at the new library site began the next week with East Coast Construction clearing trees from the wooded areas that would become the library, roads, parking lot, and utility access lanes. Soon the site appearance was very different, as the trees and stumps were removed and the remaining trees shed their leaves for the winter.
The next step was clearing the surface of rocks deposited there thousands of years ago by the most recent glacier to cover the region. The largest of the rocks were broken up with jack hammers, and were moved to large piles for crushing into gravel that will be used on the site to fill areas and provide a subsurface for the roads. As the photo shows, the appearance of the site has changed dramatically during the month of November.
By mid-October 2013, the critical funding for the new library had been secured and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services had authorized the start of construction. In addition, the Town building permit had been issued, as had those from the state Department of Environmental Management and other agencies. A $7,722,137 Guaranteed Maximum Price construction contract was signed with Behan Brothers, Inc. of Middletown, RI, the project construction manager. It was time for groundbreaking.
We are excited to announce that Ocean State Libraries has moved to a new mobile catalog. When you visit http://catalog.oslri.net or http://encore.oslri.net on your mobile device, the online catalog will automatically bring you to a new mobile version of the catalog. Please read more for more information.
Join us for a lively discussion with Curt Columbus about the very important role theater plays in enlivening our community and the local economy. Curt Columbus will be presenting at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 26 at 6:3opm. Please register by calling us at the library or by email.
It's that time of year again!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Tiverton Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our community members have the most important smart card of all – a free library card.
Beginning October 1, 2013, find the insurance plan that is right for you. You will be able to compare rates from 28 health plans for individuals, families and small employers to see which one is best for you. HealthSourceRI will give you the tools, resources, and information you need to find an affordable plan. Click here to visit the website.
Money Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. This is achieved through the collaboration and coordinated effort of hundreds of organizations across the country including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, not-for-profits, government agencies and the media.
Join J. Michael Squatrito, Jr. (author of the Overlords series) to learn "The Concepts of Writing & Publishing", a two hour presentation on the basics of getting started writing and having your work published on Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts.