Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garden Home library

Garden Home library has got to be the smallest library ever. Well, maybe not. But it sure seems that way.

It is in an old school that was shut down and converted into a recreational center. The library -- the materials, work areas, technical services, and circulation -- is in one of the rooms. And they don't let any space to go waste.

Like Cedar Mill library, Garden Home is a non-profit. They actually started up after Cedar Mill did, and one of the employees told me that they got an awful lot of help from Cedar Mill when they were figuring out how to do things.

This is another library that I only spent one day at, and although I want to describe the children's area I'm finding that my memory of it is a bit vague. I remember a fun rug and bright colors, though.

I really like that it's located in a rec center though. The kids can take their classes, do gymnastics or whatever, then go to the library that's conveniently right there before going home. I almost wish my parents had signed me up for classes at that rec center when I was little.

2 comments:

Toriz said...

Most of the libraries in Wales (or in the area I lived in anyway) are like that... Just one room in some other building. Even some of the ones that aren't aren't particularly big as a rule.

Sarita Rucker said...

Interesting. I didn't know that. That's definitely different from how it is where I live. Thanks for sharing. :D