Thursday, July 26, 2012

Beaverton libraries

I spent most of my life near the Beaverton library, and even remember participating in summer reading for the first time at its original location. Specifically, I remember getting a bookmark for participating.

When the library was moved to its current location I remember visiting it with a friend and her mom. At the time I thought it was too big and grand to really be comfortable, but I’ve had to revise that opinion. Either they’ve changed something to make it more comfortable in the years since it first opened, or I’ve changed. And I don’t know which it is!

It is two stories, with a grand double staircase to take people upstairs. Around the stairs and in the children’s area the walls are painted with fantastic animals reading and/or flying on books. I was tempted to get photos of the paintings, but never did. I did get a photo upstairs though, and you can see some "support beams" (for lack of a better term, though I don't think they're actually useful as supports) that remind me of trees. And, a port-a-poty seen through the window. Please forgive the poor quality of the photograph, though.

Recently Beaverton opened a branch, called Murray Scholls. The new one is a very small library, and is pretty cute. It’s also conveniently located close to a Starbucks.

Yep, a port-a-potty on the roof, due to construction.


Toriz said...

Could be a bit of both; they've made some improvements, and you've grown up and changed your views a bit.

Sarita Rucker said...

Hadn't thought of that. That probbaly is the case, though.