Home Improvement: Crane’s Mill Library, Gift Box and Beauty Salon

Crane’s Mill is always improving its residents’ way of life. Right now, three fun areas of the campus are getting a face lift.

The Crane's Mill library is under renovation, and re-opening this week!

You may know that Crane’s Mill has a library, gift shop and beauty salon/barber shop right on campus. What you may not know is that all three of these spots are getting a makeover as we speak.

The library is a go-to location for residents on a daily basis. Completely run by resident volunteers, the library offers daily newspapers, computers with internet access, a copy machine, printers and more. Of course, there is a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and reference books for an endless supply of page-turning learning and fun. The library’s renovation includes new carpet, paint, countertops, signage and more!

We can't wait to show off our newly renovated areas!

The Gift Box is also resident-run, with members of our community volunteering as much as once or twice per week or as little as a couple of hours a month. The Gift Box offers our residents a convenient location to pick up all sorts of handy items including greeting cards, candy, soap, and shampoo. There is an ever-changing array of offerings around the holidays, and a staff favorite includes unique jewelry such as handmade earrings. There are rumors of some brand-new product offerings coming after the new carpet, paint and shelving are complete!

The beauty salon and barber shop, located one floor below Towne Square, is truly a resident favorite. Staffed by professional beauticians, the salon is full service, so you can have your hair cut, washed and set, get your nails done, and men can take a little off the sides—all without going outside to get to your appointment.

Once complete, we will have a number of photos from each step of the process, so stay tuned! If you want to see the new spaces in person, please call us at 973-276-3001 or click here to send us an email—we look forward to hearing from you!