The first challenge was getting into the library, because of road work and new curbing--but it was totally worth the effort. The lobby has a large display window that featured a Fall Harvest theme, with books from the adult, children's, and picture book collections. A meeting room off the lobby appears to have a very nice small fireplace.
The children's area features an octagonal table with a wooden train set. Picture books are designated E, and easy readers are also E, but they have a large green dot on the spine and are on their own shelves. There are "floor chairs" for young browsers. A few graphic novels were classified 741.5, the same as the Charlie Brown comics.
A small living room area is near the windows and handy to the periodicals, new fiction and nonfiction, and large print books. There is an awesome collection of westerns! Young adult books are on shelves and spinners near a game table. Reflecting the local community, there is a collection of Mennonite publications. There is also a n area for people doing local genealogy research, and a number of public computers.
And the newspapers are on sticks!
For more information, go to http://www.mountainlakepubliclibrary.org/