The project commenced on the 30 March with everyone on deck to pack away the children’s books and move out all the furniture from the children’s library. This timeline of activities is based purely on my eyes and memory, a great deal was going on that I didn’t even see by our incredible and dedicated team of volunteers.


30 March [Friday]: Big move out of everything in children’s library.

After every last thing was removed.

31 March [Saturday] : Polyfilla over the cracks in the children’s library.

01 April [Sunday]: Sand the Polyfilla in preparation for painting.

2-3 April [Monday & Tuesday]: Painter did excellent job of the walls and ceiling.

5 April [Thursday]: Inspection by David Vaisey people.

6 April [Friday]: I noticed the carpet being shampooed by one of our volunteers.

9 April [Monday]: Decorators arrived late in the afternoon to begin installation of new furniture

10 April [Tuesday]: I went to sort out all our arts and craft supplies in readiness.

11 April [Wednesday]: Decorators completed furniture installation.

12 April [Thursday]: The big move back! Everyone there again to put the books back on the shelves and tidy up the adult library so we could open the next day.

One of youngest volunteers putting the younger junior fiction back on the shelves! 🙂

Volunteers were there until late that day making sure everything was perfect.


13 April [Friday]: Library reopens!





Our before and after pictures:

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A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers who made this happen, from calling up decorators, meeting with them, reviewing designs to moving furniture, removing shelving and carting it away, buying and fetching paint, vacuuming and dusting, this all came together because of our amazing team!