The next time you visit the town offices or Gilsum Public Library expect to see something different. The town offices and foyer area are getting new laminate flooring, a fresh coat of paint, a new door, counter area, a bulletin board. And Library improvements, approved by the town last year, are in full swing. The area includes new carpeting and LED lighting and handmade oak shelving. The old battleship grey metal shelving will move downstairs.

Since 2000, Gilsum residents have voted to put money away for an inside renovation of the Library & Town office, which hasn’t seen a major renovation since 1974. Last March at town meeting  taxpayers voted to use half of that money for renovation. Volunteers are trying to do as much as possible with a small budget, so they have been doing some of the work themselves. It been a slow process, the Library has new energy-efficient LED lighting, and half of the Library has new carpet/paint and oak book shelves.

The money for these renovations was approved in last year’s budget. No additional funds will be requested this year. Come see the changes as well as new books and audio book titles. Librarian Gail Bardwell will be happy to give you a tour!

Library hours are Monday: Noon – 4:00 PM; Monday and Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; and Saturday 10:00 AM – Noon.