Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our Renovated Library


Our library was closed for renovations and adding a new chiller AC for 3 months. This is the front entrance. The library is now bright and cheerful and they married the Old with the New Technology, with more than 50 computers available to the public and much to much to list.
Paper books sit alongside movies and audio books as the prime attraction. People without internet access at home can find it in the library.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2015/05/19/5805304_manatee-countys-central-library.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy


One of the best things that happened at the Fashion Show, was the fact I could walk normally up and down the three flights of steps.
It has been many years, due to osteoarthritis in hips/knees/back, since I could step up/down without the step/drag stutter step.
For five months I have faithfully followed the pool/home exercises the therapist gave me. The pains are gone unless I sit/lay/walk for long periods of time.



Above is the new coffee/study bar set up for teens to study


The light fixture that hangs above the landing on the stairs just fascinates me.


26 comments:

Mildred said...

Beautiful library! That light fixture is amazing. I think back to the little cubby that was my hometown's library...things are changing! So thankful the therapy/exercise are giving you relief.

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty library! So bright and colorful. I like the lights. So glad you are painfree now. Have a happy day!

Deb said...

Yeah you! Nice new library love it!

From the Kitchen said...

Love the colors! Libraries have come a long way from those of my youth. It is a good thing.

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

oh, good news on the stair climbing! yay for you!

EG CameraGirl said...

The reno looks great. Hooray for libraries that have tried to keep up with the modern world!

Madi and Mom said...

MS you look very lovely in purple!! MOL MOL MOL we think your new library is gorgeous and so welcoming and are thrilled to hear you pains have gone bye bye
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I'm visiting from Mildred's and I live in Florida, too! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

Ginny said...

Wow, Sis! I thought this was a museum! I had to read before I knew it is a library. It is too cool!! I love everything about it. And the best is The Mad One walking up the steps. A perfect visual to go with your wonderful news.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm glad that the swim exercises have helped. I still have trouble with stairs, and I don't know what else to do but walk. That is a beautiful remodel! Much better than seeing a library shut it's doors forever due to lack of funding.

Ginny said...

P.S. The fabulous lights look like many moons!

Dory and the Mama said...

It must be wonderful to be so mobile again...What a wonderful library...so much color!!!

SweetMarie said...

it's definitely bright and cheery! the lights are really cool! so glad you're feeling better! I need a swimming pool for exercising.

What Karen Sees said...

This is the most beautiful library I have ever seen. Maybe the bright colors help one stay awake if they are reading a boring text book!

DawnTreader said...

The library looks good; and good news about being able to walk the stairs... Well done! I've been struggling for a while again with my knee so I know the step/drag stutter step all too well - good thing there is a lift in my building!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That library looks amazing.

carolann said...

Love that Library colors and the lights too. Very modern and large.

I just got on computer again was sorting out picture for Tex for Thursday. We had Victoria long weekend.

Thank you for comment on my page.

Oh your province has such beautiful things going to go too.

Ann Thompson said...

what a nice looking library. I bet everyone was happy to see it open again after being closed for 3 months.
Awesome that your exercises have helped you.

Kathy said...

More libraries should look like this. It's beautiful. Who wouldn't want to come there and wander through the shelves. I do miss the old card catalogs! It's nice they are computerized but I used to love flipping through and finding all kinds of things that I never dreamed of reading about before. That's pretty hard to do on the computer when you don't know what what may exist out there. It's kind of like looking through a dictionary. I always liked the check out the word above and the word below the word I was looking up. You can't do that on the Internet.

photowannabe said...

Oh Sandra, I'm so happy your therapy has worked and your pain is better.
Our internet has been out so I couldn't do anything for quite a while.
Yes my Granddaughter is the one with the gorgeous red hair playing the French Horn.
I didn't identify her because her parents aren't too fond of me publishing her.
We did have a wonderful time but I sure walked my gimpy knee off...

DeniseinVA said...

That's great news about being able to walk up those stairs. I have difficulty these days and think I may have arthritis. I know I need to get it checked out. Love your look of your new library. Looks like it's going to be a very popular one.

Rose said...

Oh, I love the lighting...sounds like a wonderful library!

Rebecca said...

Wow that is the taj mahal of all libraries!

diane b said...

That looks a great Library and place to hang out. Good news to hear that you could manage the stairs and that your exercises paid off. I have arthritis in my back and it flares up every now and then more now that then. I must get back ingot the exercises. I'm not looking forward to 13 hours sitting on a plane next week when I go to visit my family in LA.
Libraries have embraced the digital world and are fun places to visit.We hold our camera club classes in a big meeting room in our local library.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very nice, looks nice and modern. So glad you could do the stairs!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome, fun library!