Our Fast Forward display in the lobby can give you all of the details, but here are the highlights:
We've created an entire Early Literacy Area with board books and all kinds of interactive play for toddlers and preschoolers. We've added new shelving and playful seating by the Poetree. We've debuted the new Information desks on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors. We've finished and opened the 4th floor Forum. We've added a vending area in front of the Friends' Meeting Rooms.
And by the time you read this, we will be making progress on two new attractions on the 3rd floor - The Commons and the E-Bar. You'll also see some changes in the lobby, including new Quick Pick shelving and a new Security Desk. We're on schedule, on budget, and building what our users asked for.
Here's the new "Playpen" in Youth Services - you can tell that kids love it!
The projection screen is being installed.
And new youth computer workstations - more PCs in less space!
Our beautiful new poetry shelving and the comfy "puddles".
The vending area on the first floor offers hot and cold drinks of all kinds.
The third floor information desk is installed and will soon have the e-Bar open for instruction behind it.
The Forum has already had two book discussions held in it. Look for our technology sessions to start up again in May!
Behind the plastic on the 3rd floor, a new teen area with room for study, play, a maker space, collections and more is taking shape.
Visit the Fast Forward display in the lobby for all the details of our renovation - and please tell us what you think!