A fresh look
The room is full of new furniture on both sides (youngsters and young adults), complementing the colorful shelving and new carpet installed within the past two years.
The remodel also includes new computer stations for kids, an iPod and laptop area for the older set, and new puzzle and toy shelves that keep items more organized and easy to locate.
Still to arrive is a new aquarium – at least as large as the 250-gallon tank that has been a focal point for more than 25 years.
By early August, there will also be a new self checkout station in the department.
Director Debbie Cosper said she hopes patrons enjoy all the improvements, which are designed to make the department and everything in it more accessible to kids, and get them more exciting about reading and learning.