Wednesday, August 8, 2012

80. Ramsey County, Mounds View

The children's area has a fire engine bookshelf/reading seat, great for the imagination. In the teen corner, the ubiquitous booth seating has been opened to 90 degrees; it looks to me more inviting and flexible that way than the same seats would in a parallel, facing "booth" orientation. The wall pockets for periodicals are nice. One minor issue: the shelves are labeled only on one end, not too helpful if you have walked through the library and are looking for something on the way back.

There was a State Fair display in the entry, and framed State Fair posters on the wall.

As usual, I find it difficult to know what to write about RCL branches; too close to home, I guess. Anyone familiar with MV, please add comments!

8/6/12, bus

2 comments:

  1. My daughter loves the fire engine bookshelf, and has organized a few little games there. They also have puzzles and stuffed animals, and great nooks for seating. The manage to do a lot in a small space.
    My favorite part of the library is the staff. We used to walk to MV, but after we moved we still drive there.

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  2. Good to hear how much your daughter loves that fire engine! I don't know where you've moved, but have you considered trying the bus? Route 25 up Silver Lake Road got me within less than half a mile of the library, and it was a nice stroll with sidewalks.

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