Osceola County, Florida – Fresh paint and new carpet. Better use of space with a more visible collection and added seats. Comfy furniture and renovated public restrooms. Enhanced lighting and new areas for group study.
Patrons of the Hart Memorial Library saw all this and more were on display during a “Grand Re-Opening” Friday that tied in food trucks, family fun and special hours.
“The library is definitely more inviting for anyone who loves to learn and read. There’s more room for people to work at the computers and we have optimized space with a very user-friendly approach,” said Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, whose district includes the library. “This project insures that Hart Memorial is a showcase facility that provides essential services and resources to our residents. The update keeps the library relevant in people’s lives and continues the tradition for it to be a hub for numerous activities.”
One of those signature events is the Summer Reading Club, which kicks off next week at branches in Buenaventura Lakes, Kissimmee, Poinciana, St. Cloud and Celebration next week. For details and to find out more about library programs go to www.myosceolalibrary.org.
Friday’s re-opening was a milestone for the system. The Downtown Kissimmee library is the last to complete renovations that were part of a $5 million program launched in 2016.
Photos from the event may be found on the Osceola County Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OsceolaCountyFL/posts/10154364668495194
Video from the event may be found on the Osceola County Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/220085568