As you may know by now, I have two libraries that I love. But for this post I'd like to highlight the one that I work at... the one I've been supporting for years and years... the one that is truly "my" local library.....Orem Public Library! So one day, I walked around and took a bunch of pictures and here's what I have to share:
|This is the view through the bottom of the new wing, across the stacks of the picture books, you can see the famous stained glass window way in the far distance.|
|This is the "little kid" corner.. I know it has a more official name, but forget. |
Anyway, some storytimes for the babies take place in this corner.
|Here's just half of the famous window.|
|Downstairs in Media is an awesome CD collection.....|
|.... and DVD collection. These two pictures show only a very small fraction!|
|You can walk between the two library wings using the bridge shown here,|
or go outside through the garden as I'm doing to take the picture.
|Abe recently joined the ranks... and we've already had a patron complain that he's here!|
They don't believe in his politics, so they wanted him OUT!!
|I've shared this one before, but here's the view from my desk.|
And another view of Abe!
|The non-fiction stacks. Notice the new lighting! That happened in the most recent remodel.|
|And here's my sister (who was along for the picture taking fun) enjoying the little boy statue , |
just as all the little kids do when checking out books!
I can't even begin to guess how many kids have climbed on him!
- summer reading program
- local author appearances
- The Big Read and Orem Reads (including free copies of the book)
- puppet shows
- checking out CDs and movies (we were there when they first got CDs and thought it was the COOLEST thing ever!)
- book club sets
- participating in a blog panel!
- storytime when my kids were really little
- awesome fun programs
- artsy performances
- big name author appearances
- the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
- TONS and TONS of books!!
I remember thinking a few years ago, that I come to the library so often, wouldn't it be cool if I could come and actually get paid for it? In a few weeks, it will be four years since that dream came true for real. Lucky lucky me!
And that's my library. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, come say hi!!