The view from what I call "the Non-Fiction side" of the library.
Notice the center column? It's a neat design element, but boy does it get in the way sometimes. My predecessor built "tree house" out of foam around it. It's cute, but I so wish I could have a reading loft around the column. I've been trying to find someone to con into building it for years, but alas, I have had no luck.
Our Non-fiction section
Our puppet curtain and storytime area.
Our 5 computers... complete with their antique monitors. :-)
In the background you can see the back side of my picture window decorations.
The slightly messy biography section.
My extremely messy circulation desk. :-( Oh well, it's messy because I'm hard at work!
The fiction section and a great view of my wooden tables. They've held up pretty well for 21 years.
The picture book section. My favorite. Notice all of my stuffed animals? Oh how I love my book character stuffed animals. :-)
Up until last year, all of the walls in the library were gray. I'm NOT a gray kind of girl... so I begged and pleaded for several years to paint my walls. I finally got permission. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I love the change it's made.
Back to my picture window that I mentioned. I redecorate that window several times per year for seasons, book fairs and other special events. I meant to take a picture of it, but I forgot. Maybe I'll remember to do that tomorrow and have more than one blog post per week for a change!
I was just contacted by a librarian in the same state as me and she thanked me for my lesson plans that I have been posting. I won't say that I don't enjoy making some extra money, but helping others out... that's the best part! I am so glad I started this adventure! :-) It makes my heart happy to know that I might be making life just a little bit easier for others!