Library Building

Title

Library Building

Description

Features of the building itself.

Collection Items

Balcony View
Photograph of the view from the upstairs balcony, near the staff work area.

Audio file in which former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Ken DeCerce explains how the cultivator and hay lift came to be displayed at the library.

Walsh/Lesson Trunk
Image of a trunk from the Walsh/Lesson farm in Halfmoon.

Walsh Farm Door
Image of the door from the Walsh/Lesson farm in Halfmoon

Hay Lift
Image of the hay lifted donated by former Town of Halfmoon Supervisor Ken DeCerce and displayed on the wall on the second floor of the Library.

Cultivator
Image of the cultivator donated by former Halfmoon Town Supervisor Ken DeCerce and displayed in the Library's Reading Garden.

Walking in the Library
Photograph of the interior as seen from just inside the entrance to the Library.

View through Globe
Photograph of the globe from the main staircase.

Airplane in Children's
Photograph of one of the airplanes hanging above the path in the Children's Room.

iPads in Children's
Photograph of children using iPads on the comfy mat in the Children's Room.

Library columns and pediment
Photograph of the columns and pediment in the Library's entrance.

Water Feature
Photograph of the water feature in the Reading Garden.

Three people involved in the building process (longtime Friend Jo Anne Robbins, and Board of Trustees members Ed Rodger and Debbie Curto) give their impressions of the building.

"Beginnings"
Photograph of the obelisk sculpture, "Beginnings," at the front entrance of the Library.

Compass Rose
Photograph of Jo Piracci, Bill Connor, and Christene Thurston by the compass rose in the main reading room.

Chair Detail
Photograph of the Library's logo on the back of a wooden chair.

Globe
Photograph of the globe at the bottom of the main staircase.

Reading Garden with pavers
Photograph of the Reading Garden with Adirondack chairs and pavers.

Former Library administrator Kathy Adam Browne discusses some of the features of the building itself, including the obelisk, the window wall, the historic artifacts, and the wonder of moving into the new space.

Former Board of Trustees member Cliff Bueno describes some of the features of the building itself.

Former Board of Trustees Chair Christene Thurston describes some of the process of building the library and the decisions that had to be made.

Architect Bill Connor describes some of the architectural details to be found in the building, along with the theme of "discovery & exploration" in the design of the building.

Newel Post People
Sculpture in the Children's Room made from the newel posts from the McLane Hotel.

Cowboy chair
Photograph of one of the cowboy chairs in the children's room.

View from upstairs balcony
Photograph of the view from the upstairs balcony.

Computer lab in the old library
Photograph of the computer lab in the library on Clifton Country Road.

New library front
Photograph of the library on Moe Road from the front.

Front of old library
Photograph of the front of the old library building on Clifton Country Road.
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