Published: Jan 15, 2014 6:09 AM EST
Updated: Jan 15, 2014 5:03 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Wednesday marks a new chapter for the Fort Myers River District. Demolition crews tore down the old downtown library shortly after 8:00 a.m.

The Central Avenue Library has been a staple in the Fort Myers community for 34 years and some parts of the old building will be salvaged. Things like usable furniture, fixtures and equipment.

About 80 percent of the building and its contents will be recycled and some of that material will be used in the new library. Though, it's mostly bookshelves and books themselves.

The new state-of-the-art Fort Myers Regional and Talking Books Library opened last month after 19 months of construction and is three times the size of the old library.