With less than an hour to wait, I decided to stick around and perhaps eliminate one of my planned stops for later in the day. I spent a bit of time outside the library, using its wifi to catch up with some email. Fueling the car and getting a cookie from Tim Horton filled the rest of the hour. And once I was inside, I was glad I had waited.
It's a very visual library, and I took many more pictures than usual. I always take exterior pictures to showcase special touches like this friendly bench.
This is one view of the children's area, obviously. There are two computers for kids, each with a brightly colored chair. The nearer chair is shaped like a hand with the fingers facing up. And you see that staircase? Well...
And here's a small table with a Noah's Ark theme. Do you see that dark circle in the middle of the picture of the ark?
Well, that circle is a finger hole, allowing one to rmove the lid on a cache of crayons. Go back to the last picture and you'll see a rack of coloring papers waiting for kids to arrive.
And the very plain back door, with the NO EXIT sign in the middle, is brightened with book jacket art.
One school is a block away, and I learned that there are two others. After school, the library is filled with kids who stop by to do art projects. Among other things, they have made small clay sculptures of all sorts, and some of them are for sale. I bought a really nice leafy plant in a white planter for my dollhouse, an when I get home in a few days I intend to take a picture of this miniature plant in its new home. Check back in a week or so to see if I remember!
And I DID remember!
Yes, there are books, media, and computers for adults, too!