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Orlando Public Library – Remodeling 1st Floor

ABOVE: Staff member Angela Jacobe pitching in to help as the first floor collection was relocated to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling of the are now called “Library Central” and “Club Central”.

The remodeling of the Arts and Literature department on the southwest side of the first floor of the Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando began in August 2002 with the relocation of materials to other floors.

Magazines and periodicals were relocated to their new home on 4th Floor and audio visual materials and fiction books were temporarily relocated to the 2nd floor in an area normally not accessible to the general public. (Present location of the Sewing studio and offices for the Melrose Center and Technology and Education staff.)

Staff tagged each shelf of books and the shelves where they would be relocated with matching numbers. Professional movers boxed the books and then moved shelving to the new locations and relocated the books to the newly marked shelves.

Most of this took place after hours on on weekends in order to minimize disruption of service.

The grand reopening of the new Library Central took place in November 2003. The remodel resulted in a performance/event stage, separate area for teens ages 11-18 called Club Central and lower shelving on the south side of the floor, allowing for more natural light to permeate the space.

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Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Movers removing shelving to relocate it to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling of the are now called "Library Central" and "Club...

Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Boxes and special dodllies used to move the boxes filled with books from the first floor to the 2nd floor to facilitate...

Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Special dollies used to move the large boxes of books from the first floor to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling of...

Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Books from the first floor collection packed in moving boxes ready to be moved to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling of...

Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Staff member Angela Jacobe pitching in to help as the first floor collection was relocated to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling...

Orlando Public Library - Remodeling 1st Floor - Moving Day

Movers removing shelving to relocate it to the 2nd floor to facilitate remodeling of the are now called "Library Central" and "Club...

Arts and Literature 1st Floor

Judy Mucci, Paul Neal, Heather Bodiford, Arts and Literature 1st Floor, Orlando Public Library

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