Danbury Library now has an expanded and relocated computer resource area. Technology Center IT Manager Sonrda Grossi says the project was made possible because of a significant grant from the Praxair Foundation and funding from the Friends of the Danbury Library.
Grossi says it is a more efficient set up. The old floor plan had one computer hidden where a quiet reading area is now set up and a majority of the other computers were in the lobby area. The rest were spread out around the first floor.
The library was closed for three days during the work because electricians had to rewire the area for computers, new shelves were built and the main floor was rearranged. The funding was used in part to purchase new computer carrels, a new microfilm machine and new shelving.
Grossi says even though the computers are right by the main entrance, it's not as noisy. They took some of the bullet proof glass from the old Union Savings Bank branch next door and made a partition. The bank branch next to the library was closed when construction started on a new location down the road. The Library has acquired some of that old space and officials hope to eventually have a drive-thru book drop off.
The rest of the building is becoming the Danbury Innovation Center.