Name: Evelyn Meador Branch Library
Location: 2400 North Meyer, Seabrook, TX 77586
Evelyn Meador Library is part of the Harris County Public Library System. The open spaces, murals and windows reflect the history of the Seabrook area and proximity to the bay. There is a teen room, a children’s area and places for adults to read, work and study. Along with the book collection, audio and video materials there are many internet computers available to the public. Other amenities include a conference room, a quiet room and comfortable chairs near the newspapers and magazine. Computer classes are free and taught at all levels. The library staff is warm and welcoming making this a place for the community to have fun, study, work or relax.
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: Kirkendall Public Library
Location: 1210 N.W. Prairie Ridge Drive, Ankeny IA 50023
This welcoming Library is set in a beautiful area with walking trails, a community garden administered by the Parks Department and a sports complex nearby. As you come in it is easy to see where the various collections, conference room and restrooms are. The staff is welcoming and greets you with a smile and an offer to help to find what you are looking for. There are many internet computers available for public use and self checks so no need to wait in in line to check out your materials. There is comfortable seating in the magazine and newspaper area as well as tables in various places to spread out on with plenty of electric outlets for all the technology you bring with you. There are two group study rooms and two smaller study rooms with computers for use if needed.
This library offers activities for all ages. The Summer Reading program ‘Dig Into Reading’ has a full calendar of activities. In the Children’s area there is a Lego table and another table with a wooden train for children to play with. Near the check-out desk is a covered glass display case holding a model of a modern farm including a house, barn, animals and farm equipment that that shows the history of the area. There are many activities for all: a writing club based on the Harry Potter Series for grades 4 and up to help develop writing skills; a Teen area with books of interest to that age group with tables where they can study or read. For those who love word games there is a Sunday Scrabble for ages 12 and older. There are computer classes available as well as tea and biscuits to eat as you watch the tv series Downton Abby.
This is a beautiful, friendly library that will be a community center for activities this summer.