First off. Thanks are owed where thanks are due. The LaGrange Association Library is grateful to the Friends of the Library for funding new furniture for the children’s room. A much needed art cabinet ( all 570 pounds of it) affords us better storage of programming /craft items. New adult sized seating, when it came on a separate truck, was a seamless delivery.
The cabinet has provided a tale which shall live forever in the history of our library.
The art cabinet was to be shipped in pieces, I was told. No need for a lift gate on the transport trailer. In-facility delivery was not an option. So, one month later, a Conway truck arrives with a very patient driver asking me what I want to do with the shipment.
Since our building no longer has a loading dock and the transport trailer cannot negotiate our parking lot, it sat parked on Fireman’s Way, waiting.
With luck, a Land Air Express truck came by, with a lift gate. (It is worth noting that the Land Air Express truck had green Vermont plates; it is a company which is based in my favorite state of the union….and one of the most friendliest too.)
Mr. Potwin then drove the cabinet to the Library front door, where Mr. Simmons ( our Children’s Librarian’s husband) and Mr. Sassi ( our Adult Programmer’s husband) un-crated and unloaded the cabinet from the Silverado to a dolly.Through a combined effort of good will and manly husband power, the art cabinet is in place. We learned that the dolly’s weight capacity is substantially less than the 570 pound of the art cabinet, but it did the job magnificently. Thank you FOL and husbands and patient transport drivers. We are grateful, and now we have a fantastic story to tell for the ages.