Elements of Design
- Hans Christian Andersen Window restored
by Conrad Schmidt Studios for the grand opening of the children's room.
- A distinctly separate space, entered from the
center of Central library.
- Several small-group use areas for
family or individual reading,
study or research
- Listening/learning area for large-group (10-60)
use in computer orientations, storytelling, puppet shows, trainings,
with puppet stage and large screen.
- Activity center for crafts, tutoring, meetings,
bag lunches (60 person capacity).
- Special collections grouped together For example:
New books; Picture books; Videos;
Parent and teacher collection;
Early/rare/award-winning children's books
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Children enjoy their own space, yet still feel welcome
to explore the entire Library.
Small and large groups have comfortable spaces appropriate
for varied activities.
Program space accommodates a great range of activity,
an facilitate presentations to school and community groups.
Books and other materials are displayed invitingly on
face-out and age appropriate shelving and in attractive reading
Thirty computers for reference, education, personal
use and Internet access are available.
The Children's Room's unique elements encourage school
and community groups and families to regard Central Library as a downtown