Carbon Library gets fresh new look | DrumhellerMail
Last updateMon, 15 Oct 2018 4pm

Carbon Library gets fresh new look

    The Carbon Public Library is practically a brand new building after recently receiving a much needed face-lift.
    For three weeks between November and December last year, the library closed its doors and began extensive renovations intended to breathe new life between the stacks of books.
    “It (the renovation) was crazy. We allotted one week, but it ended up taking three,” said Jay-Lynn Boutin, manager of the Carbon Public Library.
    The work, in a sterling example of small-town camaraderie, was carried out by volunteers.
    “All the work was done by volunteers from the Library Board and their spouses. It wouldn’t have happened without them,” said Boutin.
    The renovations have transformed the library. The floors have been replaced, new lights installed, a new paint job, and new shelving acquired from the Drumheller Public Library after they moved.
    Prior to the renovations, the building had much of its original features.
    “The building is old and everything was done in the late 70’s and early 80’s. We had the original flooring. We wanted to bring back the community. Now, people are poking their heads in all the time,” said Boutin. “She’s beautiful now and a joy to work in.”
    A grand reopening for the Carbon Public Library is being planned for the spring.
    “We have such an awesome Library Board, who put in many volunteer hours to make our library the wonderful place it is,” said Mayor Valorie Reed. “It's such a great board. They decide they want to do something, figure out how to do it and then get it done."