New Main Library's Big Day Arrives; the Grand Opening and Dedication of the Building Follows a Parade Downtown Today

By Palka, Mary Kelli | The Florida Times Union, November 12, 2005 | Go to article overview

New Main Library's Big Day Arrives; the Grand Opening and Dedication of the Building Follows a Parade Downtown Today


Palka, Mary Kelli, The Florida Times Union


Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA

Books in? Check.

Computers wired? Check.

Lights and fixtures installed? Check. Check.

The biggest things on the new Jacksonville Main Library's checklist in preparation for today's grand opening celebration have been done for a while. But dozens of workers were still hard at work Friday on the finishing touches.

The desk for the register in the Friends of the Public Library's bookstore still wasn't in Friday morning. A plan was in place to find a backup, but city officials were still hoping the proper piece would be in place later in the evening.

Windows for the sides of some of the interior doors were being installed throughout the building. Paint was being touched up. Floors were being mopped.

Ric Hostetter of the Sally Corp. was painting leaves outside the children's area to camouflage a fire valve. Alice Jones of the Public Works Department was waiting for 70 wood chairs to be delivered for various sections of the building. Workers were making sure the music listening stations in the teen section worked.

The floors still needed buffing "to get them where they're just sparkling," said Public Works Director Alan Mosley. But that would be one of the last items on the checklist, as the workers started leaving the building to make way for the throng of patrons expected to walk through the doors today.

The dedication of the new building at 303 N. Laura St. starts at 10 a.m., following a parade led by Mayor John Peyton. The doors to the Better Jacksonville Plan project open at 11 a.m.

mary.palka@jacksonville.com, (904) 359-4104

THIS WEEK AT JACKSONVILLE'S NEW MAIN LIBRARY

TODAY

9 a.m. RALLY Jacksonville! Parade led by Mayor John Peyton, beginning at the corner of Ocean and Adams streets.

10 a.m. Dedication ceremony at the new library.

11 a.m. Library will open.

Noon to 5:30 p.m. Library tours.

2 p.m. New Main Library architect Robert A.M. Stern will speak.

SUNDAY

1 to 5:30 p.m. Mrs. Owl Storytime for children (presented every hour).

1:30 to 5 p.m. Library tours.

Monday

11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Library tours.

Noon Children's author Elaine Konigsburg will speak about Writing Home. …

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