Sanilac District Library currently has the following needs and could use your financial assistance to complete these projects.
Replace the tile in the lobby and restrooms. The lobby is a high traffic area and even with rugs, the commercial vinyl tile is worn and looks unsightly. The restroom floors look just as bad. Those gray areas are not dirt, the top layer of the tile has disappeared. The Library Board has decided to replace the floors with ceramic tile which should last for many years.
Replace the copy machine. The current model was purchased in August 2006. The copier is no longer able to be serviced. While the library is not in the copy business, SDL does make copies for the public as a convenience. Patrons also print from the public access computers to the copier. SDL needs a reliable copier for printing our newsletter, brochures, flyers and business use. All print jobs from the public access computers are sent to the copier. Buying the copier rather than leasing saves over $2,000.
Replace the Circulation Desk countertop. The good thing is that people are checking out thousands of materials. The bad thing is that all those materials sliding across the Circulation Desk have worn the surface right off. After researching material options, the Library Board would ideally like to replace the Formica with quartz. Quartz is maintenance free, doesn't need to be sealed, doesn't scratch and has a very long lifespan. But it is expensive. SDL could sure use some help with this project.