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Imagine Enlarged Collections

CIRCULATING COLLECTION of fiction and nonfiction:

·   materials at all reading levels, with support for persons with disabilities

·   materials accommodating non-English speaking users

·   materials representing diverse cultures

·   comfortable chairs and quiet places to read and work

·   lots of tables to spread out and hook up computers

·   computerized library catalog

A comfortable and enchanting place that children will want to visit often: where they can curl up and be cozy and quiet on furniture made especially for them or can spread out and share their enjoyment of library materials with other children in special "noisy" areas.

A rich, inviting space to do homework after school.

A place with plenty of room for:

·   lively, varied thematic materials

·   toys and crafts and a new, amazing puppet theater

·   PCÌs for writing, reading, and research
An expanded reference desk that will invite discovery and investigation of the world and how it works.
Children will have their own photocopier, restrooms (that have diaper changing facilities) Û and exhibit area for their own artistic creations.

A welcoming, comfortable area especially for young adults including:

·   A place for friends to meet, relax, and do home-work together that is convenient and close to the main reference desk

·   Quiet and noisy spaces, with comfortable lounge chairs, multi-person tables, study rooms and carrels

·   Computers for schoolwork and educational games

·   Responsive staff

·   Browsing materials selected for their appeal to young adults


·   Print and electronic materials in a variety of formats, with trained staff to assist users

·   Resources accessible from branches, from home and from the office