This is the newest of the Thunder Bay branch libraries. The building is handsome, with a curved glass wall on one side. At the corner of the sidewalk is a station for making minor bike repairs, and a very nice addition to any site where you want to encourage travel sans car. It appeared that there is a walking/biking trail close to the library property.
A sign at the door says that children nine and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a sign in the lobby that lays out a 16-point behavior policy. I didn't read it thoroughly, but wondered whether it is a response to problems that have occurred, or an attempt to stop problems before they occur.
A large, attractive mosaic in the lobby represents a First Nation person.
A Young Adult area has a good collection of books, but no seating. Perhaps the seating just hasn't arrived? Or needs a "supporter?"
A community program room held a small meeting when I walked by. I saw a bright rug on the floor and a puppet theater on the wall, indicating that this meeting room is used by all ages.
Inside the curved window wall are study tables; a TV with the volume very low is mounted high on the wall nearby. At the end of this space is a fireplace, a Keurig coffee machine, and a cluster of upholstered seating.
A playroom with glass walls and doors that can be closed holds varied toys. It has looks out on a reading garden, not yet open in the current chilly weather. There are two computers for kids, a collection of books in French, and an assortment of graphic novels, as well as all the types of books one would expect.
Library website: http://www.tbpl.ca/
The handsome window wall
From the parking lot