This beautiful library is just a few years old with something for all ages. I was greeted by a warm and friendly staff who are available to answer questions and give directions. I appreciated the ongoing book sale a was able to pick a paperback to carry and read this summer. For more information go to whitneylibrary.org.
Pacific City, Oregon Public Library
6200 Camp Street, Pacific City, Oregon 97135
This lovely welcoming library is part of the Tillamook County Library System. The free wifi 24 hours a day is a great asset to this community with all the tourism that comes to the beach. There is also a variety of materials for all ages and a comfortable area where parents can interact with their children. Around the Library are comfortable chairs for reading and tables to spread out if needed. One sculpture in the Children’s area that caught my eye is “Philbert” the Oregon Beaver. It was handcrafted by Jim Stober in 1988. Beside the library is a community garden with all produce going to local food banks. This is a welcoming place for a get away from the crowds on the beach.
Coupeville Public Library
Coupeville, WA 98239-0745
Coupeville Public Library http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/coupeville/ is part of the SNO-ISLE Libraries serving Snohomish and Island counties.
This lovely library in Coupeville has several displays set up to encourage reading by all ages. The building is inviting with places to set and read, public access to the internet and many windows giving it an open feeling. What caught my eye was the beautiful arch over the entrance to the children’s department and the Large Print collection near the reading area. The Friends of the Library have a book sale area near the entrance.
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
Name: Justin Potter Library
Location: 101 South 1st Street
Smithville, TN 32166
Name: Samuels Public Library
Location: 330 East Criser Road, Front Royal, VA
Name: Ellicottville Memorial Public Library
Location: 6499 Maples RD., Ellicottville, NY 14731
Name: Henderson Memorial Public Library
Location: 54 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH 44047
Henderson Memorial is easily accessed in downtown Jefferson. The collections are well marked making it easy to find the materials you are looking for. Near the circulation desk the DVDs and Music are easily browsed. They also provide public access computers and free WiFi if you have your own electronic device. In the adult area near the magazines are chairs for reading as well as a puzzle laid out for anyone who would like to work on it. For a place to work or study there are several large tables nearby.
For the Summer SRP “Dig Into Reading” program the Children’s Department sponsored a “Muddy Good Times” for one of their programs. The library provided clay that looked like mud and the children made things out of the ‘mud’. The Adults were encouraged to read three books during SRP and choose a free paperback from the shelf by the circulation desk.
A flyer for two programs caught my attention under the title “Digging Up Your Ancestors” They did “Gravestone Rubbings” one day and a “Genealogy “Workshop” the next.The gravestone rubbings were taken at a local cemetery and used different mediums to take them. There is more information at the library website http://henderson.lib.oh.us/.
Name: Mary L. Cook Public Library
Location: 381 Old Stage Road, Waynesville, OH 45068
Mary L. Cook Library is a friendly, comfortable place to spend some time or find materials to take home and enjoy. We were greeted by staff as we entered and felt very comfortable looking around the building.