Thursday, January 24, 2013

Furniture is in!

The furniture has arrived and been placed.  All that's left is the computers, resources, staff and of course the customers! 

Join us February 9, 2013, as we celebrate the grand opening of the new West Osceola Branch Library! Festivities begin at 10am and continue through the afternoon. 

There will be special guests, fun activities, story times, face painting, balloon animals, and even the chance to get up-close and personal with some four-legged (and eight-legged) critters!

Don't miss out on the action! Come check us out!

305 Campus Street | Celebration FL | 34747

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A lot happens in a month!

The West Osceola Branch Library, in the space of one month, went from a concrete shell filled with high-reaches and paint buckets to a nearly finished product with carpet, paint, lights and carpentry -- furniture on the docket to be delivered very soon.  The next step will be setting up the new library's collections, flushing toilets, testing computers, etc. to get the library ready for a late winter opening.

Take a look at how the library is developing. 

 By Thanksgiving, the exterior was almost completed.

Inside, painters attempt to find the right shade of gold for the floating ceiling.

Teens will get their own room with books, computers and lounge chairs.

The Library will have a separate entrance from the rear.

The carpet goes in.

Bright carpet adds to the fun and modern library design.

The front entrance is bright and inviting.

The built in book return at the service desk echoes the circular columns.

The service desk will be viewable from all spots in the Library.

The Library will have a long-awaited large multipurpose room. 

Circles is a prevalent design theme.

The service desk up close -- computers and self check out stations are coming next.

Landscaping and a bike rack go in, as does a curb-side book drop for convenient drop off.

The new library's address will be 305 Campus Street.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Paint, windows and concrete, oh my!

Early morning at the construction site and the library is nearing completion.

Front porch steps are on and ready for rocking chairs.

Crews are on hand to add the finishes such as tile and brickwork.

Inside, the entrance ceiling is painted a vibrant yellow.

Floor to ceiling windows from the Children's area overlook the entrance and front porch.

Workers hang lights over where the soon to be Service Desk will sit.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pardon our dust!

The West Osceola Library is on target to complete construction by the end of this year.  Walls are up and workers are busily finishing carpentry, electrical, telecommunications and other site work.  Next up will be paint, tile, carpet and finally FF&E -- furniture, fixtures and equipment. 

Workers on scaffolding put the last touches on the roof.

The blue insulation is disappearing as the permanent exterior is applied.

The urge to carve initials into the wet concrete was successfuly resisted!
Two study rooms are tucked away in a quiet corner of the Library.

The interior of the Library is light and spacious.

Entering the Library, the Service Desk is straight ahead.

Beyond the High Reach is the Children's area.

Family computers will line the wall opposite the entrance.

Exiting the Study Rooms, the Service Desk is straight ahead.

The West Osceola Library also has a rear entrance and parking lot.

The spacious Meeting Room will have plenty of storage and room for Story Time, events and classes.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Starting to come together

The floor to ceiling windows face the entrance and golf course.

The shade structure is developing.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Imagine your new library...

Use your imagation to see past the steel and concrete to envision a beautiful and functional Library space.  See what we see when we recently took a tour of the construction site.

Floor to ceiling windows greet customers at the Library entrance.
A view overlooking the Celebration Golf course is a welcome treat. 
Children will have their own spacious area full of books, computers and audiovisual resources.
Walking out of the Multipurpose Room into the Library's main area reveals a Library full of light.
Customers can relax on the inviting front porch.

Friday, August 10, 2012

July aerial photographs

The building of the West Osceola Library is progressing smoothly, as evidenced by these aerial photographs taken in July.  Have a peek!