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  • Wednesday, April 04, 2007

     

    COUNT DOWN TO NEW ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Metro TALK
    a community service of
    : Greater Orange Communities Organization:

    In 2002 the City of Orange Public Library Foundation began ambitious planning for the renovation of the Orange Main Library. Opened in 1961, the small library needed to be expanded and updated to serve the growing and changed Orange Community. The City of Orange applied for and was one of the first to receive matching funds under the California Library Bond Act. The Orange Public Library Foundation launched a capital fund raising campaign to raise $4 million dollars from the community toward the $18.7 million dollar construction cost (CLICK ON: http://www.cityoforange.org/depts/library/library_supporters/foundation.asp ).


    Now after almost 2 years of building, the Grand Re-opening is right around the corner, April 21st at 11:30 am . Activities for all ages are planned and following the ribbon cutting ceremony visitors will be allowed to enter the renovated library for the first time. Music entertainment will be provided by the following groups: The Orange County Homeschoolers Band; The Orange High School Madrigal Singers; The Overdues; and The Orange Symphonic Band.

    In honor of the Grand Re-Opening, the United States Postal Service will issue an Opening Day Cachet, a specially designed envelope and cancellation stamp. Guests at the Grand Re-Opening will each receive a special keepsake magnet. Drinks and cookies will be served.

    The new facility is 45,000 square feet and with features that include: The Steve Ambriz Storytime Room; Children’s Library and Children’s Garden; a Teen Zone; Outdoor Garden; new meeting and study rooms; and the History Center featuring Orange heritage information. In addition homework help is available and a new Literacy Center for adult learners and tutors is open. The History Walk around the building’s west side of the building features 13 color plagues that highlight key historic events in the City of Orange and incorporates the fully restored City of Orange fountain at the apex of the History Walk. Finally new technology abounds: from the automated sorter for returned library materials (which can be observed by visitors on closed circuit television), to new state of the art computers throughout the library (including the Children’s Library with age appropriate software).

    Orange Public Library Grand Re-Opening
    April 21, 2007 11:30 a.m.

    407 E Chapman Ave, Orange (see map link below)

    Parking: Orange Civic Center (across Chapman Ave) and Chapman University’s Fred Barrera Parking Garage (at Lemon and Sycamore Streets)
    All are welcome and the event is free.

    To view the Orange Public Library Grand Re-Opening COUNT DOWN CLOCK CLICK ON: http://greaterorange.blogspot.com/

    MAPQUEST MAP LINK CLICK ON:
    MAP TO ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

    Metro TALK is a community service of the
    : Greater Orange Communities Organization::GoCo:
    GreaterOrangeCO@gmail.com

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