Restroom, Cafe, & Booktique Update

We currently have three different construction projects taking place in four different locations in the building.  For the most part, construction has remained on schedule.  In addition to remodeling the restrooms and cafe, the Booktique is getting new flooring and paint.


Work on the restrooms in the Kids Library and near the cafe is almost complete.  They should be finishing up within the next week and ready to move on to the other restrooms by the end of the month.

  • November 30, 2020 (tentative) – Construction is complete on the public restrooms in Kids Library and by Cafe reopen.  In addition to newly remodeled restrooms, we will have a mothers room in the Kids Library and a new separate one stall restroom near the cafe.
  • November 30, 2020 (tentative) – Public restrooms by the atrium and on the second floor near administration close for remodeling.
  • January 15, 2021 (tentative) – Public restrooms by the atrium and on the second floor near administration reopen.


The new wood flooring was installed earlier this week and they are currently in the process of sanding, filling, and sealing the wood.  It’s going to look great!  They should be finished with this step by the end of the week.  After that they should be able to complete their work by the end of November.  We will probably be waiting for a new dessert cooler until mid-December, but the construction should be complete by the end of November.

  • December 1, 2020 (tentative) – Construction on cafe complete.  Engroffs begins to move back into cafe.  It will take a little time for Engroffs to set up and organize the new space before they can reopen.
  • December 15, 2020 (tentative) – Cafe reopens


Once the flooring is complete in the cafe, they will begin work in the Booktique.  It should take about a week to install the flooring and then we will need time to move the shelving back in and get it all restocked.  We are waiting on a new desk for the Booktique, which may take a little longer to recieve, but we can open with a temporary desk until the new desk arrives.

  • December 15, 2020 (tentative) – Booktique reopens with new flooring, paint, and reorganized layout.

2 thoughts on “Restroom, Cafe, & Booktique Update

  1. Kimberly Sain on said:

    Thad–I’m working in Media looking at all of the wonderful new Cafe furniture and I’m wondering what service will be offered when it reopens? Carryout foods and drinks? If someone wants to sit in there and drink coffee with their laptop will that be allowed? If so, how many people will be allowed with the new layout? Or will this space be considered to be similar to a meeting space which means no one will be allowed to spend time in there? Thanks–Kim

  2. Thad Hartman on said:

    We are still discussing this and whether the café will reopen in December or wait until January. I’m sorry I can’t give any details, but we don’t have them yet. We are meeting with Engroffs to finalize this and will let you know once we have some more information. Thanks.