Friday, February 23, 2007

On the Road to Libraries.........

I have spent the last 2 days traveling the road visiting various NTRLS libraries. This is always good for my library lovin' soul - seeing what is going on out in our communities.

The Justin Public Library had a generous donation that allowed for a new front door - that was badly needed. The city was inspired to add a new sign out front and a covered area for the front door. It is amazing what simple changes can do.

I also visited the Newark Public Library and was graciously welcomed by an iced cold coke and chocolate chip cookie at the Book Café out front. It was a beautiful day and they had their front door open with sunshine streaming into the library. They have a very generous selection of DVDs so if you're in the area and need a movie - run by the library.

Finally, I visited the Pilot Point Public Library. Their building is in an old bank building - vault and all. They have been extremely creative and turned the vault into a children's reading area - it is designed as a park. There is green carpet for grass, murals all around the walls and even a glider to sit and relax. What a great idea!

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