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Here are stories about the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity from the news media.

United for Libraries honors Kendrick B. Melrose with Major Benefactor Citation
American Library Association
United for Libraries, in conjunction with the Orange County (Fla.) Library System, honored Kendrick B. Melrose with its Major Benefactor Citation for his significant contribution to the creation of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.

A new hope for creatives: Photos from the Melrose Center grand opening
Orlando Weekly
On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Orange County Library System officially opened the Melrose Center to an eager crowd of Orlando residents who couldn’t wait to check out some of the emerging technologies the center holds, including a photography studio, a video production studio, an audio recording studio, 3-D printers, interactive whiteboards and simulators.

New Technology Center Opens at the Orlando Public Library
wmfe.org
Saturday marked the opening of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology at the Orlando Public Library. The 26,000 square foot facility features audio and video recording studios, a fab lab with 3D printers, and even a flight simulator.

The Melrose Center: A New Era for Libraries
GreyGorilla.com

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity at the Orange County Library in downtown Orlando is now open to the public. I had a chance to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and get a sneak peak at all it has to offer …

Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity Opens at Orange County Library Downtown Orlando
professorjosh.com
The Orange County Public Library unveiled a groundbreaking high-tech learning and job-training center on the second floor of the downtown Orlando location. The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity opened to the public with a ribbon-cutting at noon Saturday with a variety of community tech and creative sponsors showing interacting with the crowd.

Photo Tour: New Tech Center Opens in Downtown Library
bungalower.com
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity opens this Saturday at the Orlando Public Library. The new tech center is over 26,000 square feet and takes up most of the second floor. The tech center features various studios and equipment.

Orlando library unveils new $2.5M tech-learning center
Orlando Sentinel

After almost eight months of construction, the Orlando Public Library is set to unveil a groundbreaking high-tech learning and job-training center.
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity opens to the public with a ribbon-cutting at noon Saturday, following a preview gala for public officials and other dignitaries on Friday night …

High tech additions to Orange library
Orlando Sentinel

Among the features of the Orlando Public Library’s new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity: •Recording studio and sound booths. Soundproof booths allow for …

New library center’s namesake: ‘Second mom’ and trailblazer
Orlando Sentinel

When his old friends remember Ken Melrose’s mother, it’s almost as if she were their mom, too. “Mrs. Melrose was kind of an all-purpose mom; she was everybody’s second mother,” says Richard Swann, who has known Ken Melrose since kindergarten in 1940s Orlando. To Alan Goforth, Dorothy Melrose was “Mama Do,” always welcoming the friends of her sons, Bob and Ken, to the Melrose house on South Cherokee Drive …

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center Grand Opening
The Downtown Confidential – DowntownOrlando.com

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity will open to the public on Saturday, February 8 with a ribbon cutting at noon. The 26,000-square-foot high-tech center is located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library.

En Downtown Orlando, la biblioteca del futuro llegará en el 2014
Telemundo Telenoticias Orlando y Holaciudad.com

La biblioteca pública del condado Orange tiene mucho más que libros recolectando polvo. Pronto tendrá un centro tecnologico accesible para toda la comunidad. En la biblioteca pública del Downtown Orlando, se espera la apertura del centro Dorothy Lumley Melrose Para Tecnología, Innovación, y Creatividad en la Primavera del 2014.

Orlando Public Library to build technology center for job training
Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Public Library is starting work on an ambitious technology center designed to take career preparation beyond books and into the realm of hands-on training.

OCLS announces Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity
TheDailyCity.com

Orange County Library System (OCLS) announced last week that it had received its largest ever single gift it its history – one million dollars from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation. That money will go towards creating The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity. This sounds like a fantastic addition to the downtown Library, and we can’t wait to see it!

Melrose Library Gift Video
Orange County TV

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Library Director and CEO Mary Anne Hodel joined Ken Melrose from The Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation to announce the Foundation’s donation of $1million to the Orange County Library System for the creation of The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity.

Thanks a million
Orlando Sentinel – Letters to the Editor

I was happy to read about Kendrick Melrose’s million-dollar gift to the Orlando Public Library. This was not only because I am a regular user of the library, but because I remember him in high school. It was rumored that he even had a chemistry lab in his basement. Ken was a good student, and today we would call him a geek.
Thanks to Melrose for remembering Orlando in such a generous way. I know his mom would be proud. Helen Traylor Bates – Orlando

$1 million donation will transform Orlando Library into digital playground
Orlando Sentinel

A $1 million donation in the memory of Orlando civic leader Dorothy Lumley Melrose will transform the Orlando Public Library into one of the most avant-garde in the nation.

Orange County Library System receives $1 million gift
WKMG Local 6 News

The Orange County Library system received a $1 million gift, the largest single private gift in its history. Ken Melrose made the donation for the creation of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center of Technology, Innovation & Creativity. The donation was announced Monday evening during a ceremony at the library.

Orlando Library Donation to Build Creative Technology Center
Library Journal

A $1 million donation to the Orlando Public Library will be used to create The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity, the library announced April 16.