Do you know the feeling you get when you are bursting to share a piece of exciting news? When something good is happening to you and you can’t wait to tell someone about it? How your pulse quickens and your heart beats a little faster? Well, that’s how we feel at the library about our Saturday Children’s Room Open House.
We’re hosting the Open House to celebrate the completion of the renovation project begun in April. We are so very pleased with the results. We’ve created one space dedicated to preschoolers with colorful picture books displayed in beautifully redesigned shelves. We’re reorganized the picture book collection by theme – growing-up, nature, favorites, things that go, celebrations, and concepts – to make it easier to locate books of interest. In addition to picture books, CD kits fill one range of shelving, while puppets peep from a puppet stage in another part. Puzzles, toys and games fill yet another shelf. The children’s board book collection is displayed in a child’s size mobile cart within easy reach of eager little hands. Backpacks of learning kits hang from a post, and an interactive wall puzzle awaits on a near wall. An early literacy computer workstation greets children as they enter the space. It’s a warm, welcoming and colorful room that invites children to discover, explore and learn.
The children’s nonfiction books that once filled the preschool space have been moved into the larger room and placed in three rows of new shelving. Children now have greater access to the collection and can browse through it easily. Fiction and chapter books for children grades 2 through 5 are arranged alphabetically around the walls with colorful callouts indicating popular series and authors. Computer workstations and an interactive learning station line one wall of the room. New tables, bright colored chairs and bean bags offer comfortable seating for children to relax or study.
We invite you to help us celebrate this wonderfully redesigned space on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. While exploring the new room, children can also register for the summer reading program, On You Mark, Get Set…READ!, pick-up a summer reading kit, receive a registration prize and register for weekly activities and special events. Summer presents the perfect time to discover the library. Get your children involved with reading at the library. Visit the library often and enjoy all it has to offer.