Name: Murphy Memorial Library
Location: 601 West Church Street, Livingston, TX 77351
Located on a major thoroughfare Murphy Memorial Library is serving it’s community offering free internet access along with books and materials for all ages. They have ongoing story times for children, a genealogy section, a reading area and a large section of paperback books. Free one on one help with research and computer needs is available by appointment. When the renovation is completed at the new location the library will have more to offer with meeting rooms, and a separate computer area; a place where the community can gather.
Name: Lawrenceburg Public Library
Location: 519 East Gaines St.,
Lawrenceburg, TN 39464
This warm, friendly library is part of the Lawrence County Public Library System. They offer traditional library services with their well laid out collection, free internet access on the pubilc PCs and wireless for those with their own electronic devices. There are also free computer classes available. There is a comfortable area to read a current magazine or newspaper and tables available for those who are looking for a place to spread out and work.
the large bulletin board stating “Time for S’more Reading” with a fall camping scene encourages people to read. A quilt in the Children’s Department tells the story of the Little Engine That Could while the Story Time Poster is eye catching with its puzzle piece boarder sitting on a shelf with a giraffe as an end piece.
The Lawrence County room is set aside for Historians and Genealogists looking for a place to do research and work on their projects. On the main floor there is one display case with World War II era memorabilia and another with antique cameras and various figurines about photography.
This library is a place where anyone can use a computer, go online, read or do research with staff nearby to help if needed.
Name: Lexington Branch Library
Location: 602 S. Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292
Lexington Library is easily to find and is laid out to give customers ease of access to computers and materials as well as space to work, read, and study. In the foyer there is an Art Pig with books beside it, one of many Art Pigs found in the city. Those who love new books find that they are readily available just inside the entrance with tables nearby to work at or browse materials. Finding materials is made easy with several special collections; The Classics, Holiday and Short Stories as well as a rack of Classic Zane Grey westerns to be browsed and checked out. The Genealogy Room is open to the public for research and has census records on microfilm along with many other volumes including Daughters of the American Revolution 1929-1939.
Lexington Library is also a local depository for Government Documents even though many are accessible online. There is an area set aside for young adults with books laid out making it easy to find the next book in a series, browse or study.
I loved the House Elf like the one in Harry Potter that is on display here. The Children’s department is a large room with computer access, and a large story area with a beautiful mural. This area is open for the children to put on plays or puppet shows when a program is not in progress. The pillar made into a giant beanstalk leading to the sky highlights the efforts of this library to make the children and parents feel at home here. Check the website for program information or go by to see what is happening here.