My first look at the Kenton Library. I love it! It is small but beautiful.
A look at the ceiling. This is not a flattering shot–I was feeling shy with my camera–but the library’s website tells me that this is a barrel ceiling. When seen in person it looks a lot less “home remodel” than this picture implies.
My favorite part of visiting today was the fact that there were two of nearly every book in the fiction section. I’m sure that once people start checking out books it won’t look like this for long.
This cart is a new feature they are piloting at this branch and one other. It’s called “Lucky Day” and it features books with massive amounts of holds. If you come to the library, you might find a book that you have on hold. You, gleefully excited, can check it out for three weeks. There are no renewals, and you can only have two lucky day books at once. I am VERY excited about the Lucky Day cart. I did not take home the Sarah Palin book.
In fact, I was gleefully excited to find this book, which I had on hold. Based on the number in the queue I was, and the number of copies the library carries, it was going to be a long wait. Instead, I took it home with me today.
The teen (YA in library-speak) section is up front and they had many copies of all the Twilight books strategically placed in the window as bait.
The library also has laptops to check out , a huge “media” collection (DVDs, CDs, etc) a very large children’s section and a 32 capacity meeting room. I can tell already that I am going to like this library.