Work is underway in Kentville, N.S., to convert a stone church into the town's new library.

The old library on Cornwallis Street is coming down to make room for a new bridge over the river. (All photos by CBC)

The old library location on Cornwallis Street is being demolished.

The library is moving a few blocks to Main Street, where the former United Church of St. Stephen and St. Paul has been converted into a facility housing the library and other businesses and organizations. 

The landlord is  looking for a few more tenants. 

Other organizations lease space inside the building.

In 1914, it opened as a Presbyterian church. The Methodists joined the congregation in 1923.

From that point on, the church operated as the United Church of St. Paul and St. Stephen. 

The church was built in 1914.

Now, they're converting the inside into a library. The view below will be the view from the community room.

A glass wall will keep the sound inside the community room, while visually connecting the two areas. 

This will be the view from the community room.

Crews are painting the walls and making other alterations as the building gets transformed. 

Workers are transforming the old interior.

They're rolling up the iconic church-red carpets and exposing the wood floor. 

Crews are rolling out the red carpet.

They've envisioned how they'll lay out the new library. This section will house the graphic novels. 

This is where the graphic novels will go.

Below you can see the view into the community room, up by the pulpit and choir area.

The library will be fully accessible once it opens. 

The altar area will become a closed-off community room.

The stained-glass windows will stay in the new library, bringing some of its past into its future. 

The stained-glass is staying put.

Nova Scotians aren't the only people excited by the new library. Margaret Atwood is helping them raise funds online. 

Patrons can use the "library lite" in the church basement until the upstairs space opens in a few months.

Patrons can use the 'lite' library in the basement for now.