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This view of the main circulation area shows the cork floor that was once in place. The cork floor has been replaced with carpet tiles. The circulation desk was moved and all of the patron computers were consolidated into a new computer lab.
Main Entrance before renovation.
The old periodical area before the renovation. The periodicals are now housed in smaller magazine racks, the area features a small seating area.
The director's office is a new structure built within the library. The director's office is located where the reference section was housed.
The reading room where the reference section was housed.
The main entrance of the library after the painting and renovation.
The new reading room houses the library's collection of current magazines and newspapers.
The director's office in progress.
Drake Public Library rotunda.
The main circulation area from above. In this picture, the new paint colors are visible, the carpet is in view, and the re-configuration of the circulation area is apparent.
An area of the library seldom seen! The library's attic was not filled with gold coins or other treasures! The contractors discovered that the attic lacked insulation, so 12 inches of insulation was placed inside.