Do you ever look around your house or dorm room and wonder how it got so dusty? Well imagine looking around the historic George Peabody Library and seeing what can only be described as historic dust and antique dust bunnies! On January 7, 2013 library staff, refreshed from their holidays, came back and did a day of heavy duty cleaning at the George Peabody Library.

General cleaning on every floor included vacuuming the floors, dusting and wiping clean the wrought iron railings, washing the windows, washing all the flat surfaces, replacing the old light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, and picking up odd bits and pieces of stuff that somehow get misplaced over time.

In addition to the general cleaning, we started the long, slow, laborious process of vacuuming and cleaning every book. While we were only able to complete one floor of cleaning each individual book, we have plans to continue the work.

How many cleaners can you count?

The next time you are down at the Peabody Library you might just notice a little more shine on this historic gem. The Peabody Library is open Tuesday – Thursday 9:00-5:00 and Friday 9:00-3:00.

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