Musical refrains, playful giggles, computer beeps – these are
sounds you may hear if you stroll by the children’s section. The
design of the building and the programs offered blend to give children a
welcoming and safe environment.
When the architect planned the library, one goal was to move from an
institutional look to a more home-like atmosphere. A unique concept for
the mid 1930’s was the use of furnishings especially designed for
children. In the Story Hour Room, the smaller sized Windsor chairs allow
children to sit comfortably. Proportionally sized tables provide a place
to read or do crafts. Pictures of classic storybook characters hang on
the walls. Shelves of picture books line the room.
the Story Hour Room, the tradition of reading continues with a few new
twists. Children’s Librarian, Lois Bulger, conducts weekly fun times.
The children listen to stories, participate in crafts and sing along to
favorites songs. There is plenty of fun when everyone bounces balls in
the parachute or pretends to make snow angels on the floor. It’s a
great opportunity for preschool children to socialize and learn.
other room of the children’s section is designed for older grade
school children and young adults. The table and benches provide a quiet
coziness. The fireplace with the imported Italian marble adds a touch of
elegance. Chandeliers from Holland depict a tale of a Dutch boy and