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Children's Room Renovations 2021

The Final Phase of Children’s Room Reno Nears Completion 

Get Ready for Grow with Me

Update on Friday, Sept. 17:

The Children's Room will remain closed through Monday, Sept. 20, so work can continue on new interactive play area equipment.

We expect the room to open after that with exciting and fun educational tools for children, families and caregivers to enjoy together!

Pixel Wall copy(Get ready to create with the Pixel Wall.)

Builders Table copy(The Builders Table will be ready for all sorts of exploration.)

Update on Wednesday, Sept. 15:

The Children's Room will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16-17, as workers install the pieces for the new interactive play area. There will still be materials for use in Studio @ LPL.

We expect the room to reopen the morning of Saturday. Sept. 18, for children, families and caregivers to enjoy.

Update on Thursday, Sept. 9:

The Children's Room will be closed until Friday, Sept. 10, for alterations.

Update on Friday, Aug. 27:

new cr carousel copyPatrons will discover an expanded carousel of kits, DVDs, magazines and more as they enter the Children's Room!

Please note that these materials need to be checked out with the staffer at the reference desk. (A good general guide is that materials that include the familiar LPL bar cade found affixed to books need to go through the checkout process to be brought home from the library.)

Update on Tuesday, Aug. 24:

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Additional shelving pieces have been installed, and the Children's Room has been opened again for use by all.

New Shelves copyThere's now a new easy-to-browse space for picture books!

Update on Friday, Aug. 20:

We've taken delivery on more shelving pieces for the Children's Room. The room will be closed on Monday, Aug. 23, for set up.

However, the materials in Studio @ LPL will remain available on Monday.

More on Monday, Aug. 9:

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Patrons quickly appreciate the new layout in the Children's Room shortly after it reopened with new furniture and shelving the morning of Monday, Aug. 9.

Take a good look at the new room from our YouTube Channel video:

Update on Monday, Aug. 9:

CR Open Mon Man Desk copyThe Children's Room is set up and ready for patrons of all ages to appreciate the morning of Monday, Aug. 9.

CR Open Mon Work Area copyChildren, families and caregivers will be able to appreciate new spaces to sit, read and study. They'll find our librarians in an expansive new main desk in the front of the room.

CR Open Mon Read and Play copyThe play area in back also received new, comfortable furniture.

CR Open Mon Hang Out copyThe books you enjoy sit on new shelving.

CR Open Mon Look Up Corner copyWe're still awaiting some pieces of new shelving, so parts of the collections remain in Studio @ LPL.

The new interactive play area pieces also are still to be delivered.

We'll continue to update here and on our social media.

Update on Thursday, Aug. 5:

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Workers have finished assembling new shelving units and moving book collections back in to sit upon them.

Some of the new furniture has arrived, been put together and placed in the locations to best serve children, families and caregivers.

We expect to open the doors of the Children's Room for use on Monday, Aug. 9.

You'll still find some of the collection in Studio @ LPL.

The equipment for the interactive play area is still to come.

We expect to close the room for several days to put those fantastic pieces in when they arrive.

It will be a grand day when it's all in place. We'll update you here. Thanks to all for your patience through the process!

Update on Tuesday, July 27:

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Shelving units have been assembled and put in their proper places in the Children's Room.

We're hoping the room is ready to reopen next week.

We're provide more updates as progress continues. 

Update on Monday, July 26:

Building Shelves AA copyWorkers began to assemble the shelving that will be used to hold materials for the Children's Room's final stage.

Buidling Shelves copyThey also moved the framework for the shelving into locations where they will sit.

Buidling Shevles2 copyWe'll provide more updates as progress continues. 

Update on Wednesday, July 21:

Into Room A

A delivery containing shelving units has been unloaded and moved into the Children's Room.

Onto dolly

The colors will soon begin to pop even more.

Tables and ChairsFurniture pieces have also been placed in the general area where they will be in use.

Bench and Chairs

There will be plenty of spots for the little ones to sit throughout the room.

Array of Stuff

We'll continue to update as more progress is made.

Update on Tuesday, July 20:

Unload Truck

We received a delivery of furniture that will be enjoyed by all in the Children's Room.

New Furniture AMovers and our custodial staffers placed it for the time being in the Carman Community Room along with stored books and materials.

On the way is new shelving. When it arrives, the furniture and books will be set up and the Children's Room will reopen.

Still to come will be the material play area equipment and a new reference desk.

Read about the exciting updates below!

The Children’s Room was temporarily closed as movers arrived the morning of Tuesday, July 6, as we conclude the renovations that began with the arrival of the bright new colors and cubby wall before the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020.

We’re waiting for the delivery of shelving and educational equipment that will elevate the experience for all. 

Movers cleared the space.

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They made sure books and materials are packed away and the space is ready for new things

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You’ll still be able to find some children’s materials in the interim. A selection from the collections are available in Studio @ LPL while the work is in progress. The work is expected to take a few weeks, but we will provide updates as we have them.

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Children, families and caregivers in the coming weeks will be able to enjoy greater ease of discovering materials and a whole new manner of immersing themselves in the stages of learning.

Get ready for the educational and fun times that will come from the weaving wall, pixel wall and a combination builders’ wall and table for crafts, games and puzzles. Changeable boards will allow for creations with magnets and more to match given themes.

This phase of the renovation is partly funded by a grant of $186,913 from the State Aid for Library Construction Program.

You'll find more updates here as the updates continue.

We’ll post more photographs and video on this page and our social media accounts as updates occur.