OCLS hosted a booth at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 26. With well over 290 visitors to our booth, the Center has begun to rouse the interest of our community. Makers and aspiring makers of various backgrounds, ages and interests shared their enthusiasm and ideas for the Center. Check out some of the other exhibits that were featured such as DIY science and technology, rockets, robots, arts, crafts, music and much more.
We are working toward the development of a building program for the Center project. In pursuit of that goal, we are using our most highly prized asset; Library staff. Over 75 staff members from all areas of the Library have participated in staff focus group events to answer questions about operational considerations, marketing, and best practices for collaboration. You can see them in action below!
Ken Melrose presents the Orange County Library System with a check for $1,000,000 as the library unveils its plans for the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity at the Orlando Public Library.
Memories of Dorothy Lumley Melrose and the Melrose family are shared by some of the family’s lifelong friends. Recorded on April 16, 2012, the night of the announcement of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity at the Orlando Public Library.
As we continue to explore the installation of a creative center on the second floor of the Main Library, we welcome you to join this wonderful venture as the second floor evolves. This blog will contain updates on the center’s progress. Visit us often to see how we’re doing! Below are images of the 2nd floor as we prepare for the new space.