TICONDEROGA - The Black Watch Memorial Library in Ticonderoga has a new meeting table, thanks to a local family.
The Westervelt family - Ann, Bill and Lisa - have donated a table to replace the aging one in the library's Jane Parmley Reading Room.
The new table is an exact replica of the old one, built by Marc Potter of Cold Spring Craftsmen in Crown Point.
The old table served the library for decades, but was showing its age. When the Westervelts learned rehabilitation of the table would cost more than construction of a new one, they commissioned Potter to create a new piece of furniture.
"The library is very grateful," said John McDonald, library board president. "It's a beautiful table."
New chairs to accompany the new table will be delivered soon.
The Black Watch Memorial Library recently dedicated a new addition that doubled its size.
"We felt the new addition needed a new table," Ann Westervelt said. "The old one was a little rickety."
Ann Westervelt is a member of the Friends of the Black Watch Memorial Library.
Heather Johns, library director, said the new furniture fits in perfectly with the new addition.
"It matches the new woodwork," she said. "It's beautiful."
The maple table is 38 inches wide and five feet long. It extends to 7 1/2 feet in length when needed.