Paintwork is being touched up, and dust is being vacuumed up. There is no sense of panic; the picture is one of people who know what they’re doing, just getting on with it. I went for a quick look, trying not to get in anyone’s way. As colleagues did a bit of measuring and note-taking, I just pottered, trying to visualise how the spaces will look with furniture and – vital ingredient – books in them.
A library spread over three floors will be different from what we’re all used to, but there is a lift, and signs will be arriving soon to guide us all around the new and strange landscape.
I promised, in good faith, to tell you what the strange object is, which looks like a spaceship, in the middle of the new children’s library. Well, I’m sorry, but I can’t reveal what it is, because nobody knows! Unless you know differently – if so, do tell.