‘High’ expectations for Brundidge Library

first_img “It is high. I’m about six feet, and I can walk under it,” said City Manager Britt Thomas. “But, if you’ll look at the library building and the Bass House, it’s right in line with them.”Thomas said the addition will replicate the historic library as closely as possible.The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library is the only city structure listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Historic Places. Thomas said it is important for the addition to maintain the architectural integrity of the historic building. Published 8:12 pm Friday, August 7, 2009 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ‘High’ expectations for Brundidge Library Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Print Article Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content What looks “mighty high” is.Especially, since the elevation will be the ground floor of the expansion building of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.Work began this week on the 3,100-square foot addition to the library and many people have been doing a double take at the height of the structure.center_img Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen “The addition will have the same gingerbread trim work as the library,” he said. “It will be as close as we can to the orignal building.”There will be a covered breezeway connecting the addition to the original library building and the addition will have an entrance on Oak Street.The interior of the addition will be more contemporary and include much of the latest technology available for libraries.The project is estimated to cost around $300,000 and will be financed through a $150,000 state education department bond issue, which included kindergarten through higher education and libraries. “We were very fortunate and pleased to receive those funds,” Thomas said.Other funding has been through private donations made to the library.“The addition to our library is a work in progress, and much of the work will be done by city employees,” Thomas said. “We have been able to utilize the skills and abilities of our city employees on other projects such as the police station, Brundidge Station and the doctor’s clinic at a substantial savings to the city. So, we feel like we’ll be able to bring this project in under $300,000.”Thomas said utilizing city workers will allow for latitude once the work begins.“We have flooring that was salvaged from a building that was taken down, and that flooring could be used in the addition if we decide on a hardwood floor in the meeting room,” he said.Once completed, the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library will be able to offer expanded services to its patrons.Jean Carroll, head librarian, said both the original structure and the addition will house books and other reading materials.“Fiction and large print books will be housed in the original part of the library along with children’s books,” she said. “The genealogy room will also remain in that part of the library. In the new part, we’ll have the non-fiction books, computers and a meeting room.”Carroll said the addition to the library will enable the city and the library board to provide expanded services to the people of the Brundidge area while maintaining the beauty and uniqueness of the historic library. By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Underwater photographer captures ‘once in lifetime’ images When the “Celebrating Contemporary Art in Alabama: The Nature of Being Southern,” exhibition officially opens at the Johnson Center for… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img