We need to expand an already active, welcoming children's area to accommodate more families, encourage constructive play and celebrate reading. Our goals for an expanded children's space are to:
- Acoustically separate the youth areas from the rest of the library using glass dividers;
- Right-size our shelving for kids;
- Provide a separate story-time space that is more appropriate (and available) for this essential activity than a shared, utilitarian Meeting Room;
- Create more space for constructive play;
- Create more comfortable reading areas.
We want to keep our book stacks in Youth Services inviting and accessible for curious young minds.
We hope to create a flexible Maker Space where our young patrons can experiment with robots, circuit boards and an assortment of crafts.
While we won't have the space (or dry-cleaning budget) for a giant teddy bear, we would like a few cozy spaces for reading.
We hope to acoustically separate our youth services from the rest of the library while still keeping it open and inviting.
Unlike most public libraries, we don't have an appropriate story-time space despite the popularity of this essential service. We have the stories and fantastic story-tellers; we just need the right space to make it even better.
We need your help to create more magical spaces for our younger patrons.