The Orange City Public Library has undertaken a construction project to provide updated and improved services to patrons.
Two areas of the library will be updated with new construction in the upcoming weeks. Just inside the entrance to the library, the reading area will be getting upgraded in two ways. This sunny reading space will benefit from the purchase of new comfortable, casual seating for patrons to enjoy while reading magazines and newspapers. An additional improvement will be provided through the installation of a Tech Bar. The Tech Bar will feature 2 or more iPads for public use as well as increased outlets for personal device charging. This addition will offer a convenient work space for library users. With several outlets for charging multiple devices; iPads for quick reference; nearby printing, scanning, and faxing capabilities; and the library’s excellent wireless internet connection provided by Orange City Communications, the Tech Bar should prove to be an excellent solution for working on the go.
In the north end of the library, two meeting rooms are being constructed. Each of the two meeting rooms will be equipped with a table and chairs for 4-6, and a smart TV equipped with HDMI and USB connections for easy display and presentations. These rooms will be the perfect place for business or committee meetings, tutoring sessions, or as a more private and quiet space for individual work. When completed, the meeting rooms will be available for reservation during the library’s open hours at no cost to non-commercial users. These small meeting rooms will supplement the library’s larger Rieckhoff Room and basement meeting room to better serve the variety of individuals and groups which meet in the library. Our meeting rooms are busy, so contact the library ahead of time if you would like to reserve a room or ask at the circulation desk to check on a room’s immediate availability.
Thanks to George Lawson, Library Planning Consultant, and Krull Construction for designing, drafting, and constructing these projects.