Danbury Public Library renovated its main floor over the last couple of weeks, gathering together its computers, books and magazines.
The work forced the library to close for three days as old shelves were removed, new shelves were built, books and magazines were moved, and electricians rewired the computer area, said Public Buildings Superintendent Rick Palanzo.
The Praxair Computer Lab is located where Home and Family books were previously located, along with one or two computers. The new lab sits in front of the reference desk, so a person with a computer issue can turn around and call for help without moving. Other computers were located near biography in a separate room, and others were on the main floor near the magazines.
"They were too spread out," said Library Director Michele Capozzella. "Having the computers all here makes it more user friendly."
Sondra Grossi, senior computer technician and supervisor, had a vision of putting the library's computers in one spot as soon as she joined the staff about 10 years ago.
The Praxair Foundation helped pay for the project, said Sue Neumann, vice president of communications and PR with Praxair, a manufacturer of industrial gases in Danbury that operates in 50 countries worldwide.
"This is a great investment in education for Praxair," Neumann said.