At last, I'm all sorted out and squared away and ready to work on the Banff entry!
I walked from my motel, at one end of town, to the library at the other end, a nice treat after a day of driving. Sidewalks were crowded with tourists by the busload from all over. Shops, restaurants, more shops, and then, voila! A gem of a library, tucked about a block off the main drag. Things that I noticed:
Children's art, nicely framed, is displayed in the lobby area. One very creative piece was unframed, as it was a construction, perhaps from found objects. The lobby also holds a Friends of the Library book sale cart, plus a shelf of "Gems," unusual books with special pricing.
The littlest patrons have an area set off with partial walls of glass, sort of a "nook." The Junior area is right in the middle of the library, and Young Adult corner has two tall windows.
There is a modest International collection, where I spotted books in Japanese, German, and French.
This library has a grandfather clock, usually a hallmark of New Hampshire libraries but looking quite at home here.
Near the browsing area I noticed newspaper "sticks" like the ones I used to place papers on in the 50s. Here, the papers were draped over the sticks, not slipped onto them. That's a big timesaver!
For more about this library, go to http://www.banfflibrary.ab.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/banfflibrary.
And I DO apologize for being so slow getting this posted.