Now, if you look in that front window, or the window in the picture below, you'll see a welcoming area with seating and a place to build with Duplo blocks...which two small boys were doing. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm always looking for things I haven't seen before. In this case, what I found was a seating piece that came from the Odd Fellows days. Three "thrones" with cushioned seats are joined into a single piece of furniture. I couldn't get a picture because one of the seats was in use, but it's very unusual.
Anything else unusual here? Well, there's a wooden "car" in the kids area, large enough to seat two young readers and with space in the back seat (or trunk?) for books. A very nice example of a two-sided reading table with a sloped surface, with cushioned stools pushed underneath. A display of movie memorabilia featuring a "studio picture" of movie stars, dated 1948-49. I'm sure I would have recognized a few of them if I'd looked closely, but I did spot Lassie in the front row, and there is a key with all the names. I learned that a gentleman installed this display and said he would leave it "for a while;" I gather that quite a while has passed, and he has not returned.
There are non-fiction books, mysteries, westerns, large print, and young adult, as well as "regular" fiction and books for kids. A rebound book caught my eye, since nobody seems to rebind books any more. It turned out to be Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street." I think there are about five Internet computers for patron use.
The librarian on duty when I was there was very friendly and knowledgeable, and fun to talk to.