Sunday, December 09, 2007

Last Look at the Library

Yesterday we went to the Champaign Library for the last time. I was planning on heading over there today for one last time but with the weather and illness, I think we will stay home. For those of you that don't know...the main branch of the Champaign Library is closing today for 4 weeks in order to get our brand new library ready.

It was really busy, at one point, the check out line was to the cd's. And it was apparent they had started to pack up. To my kids disappointment, they are not doing the reading programs this month but the librarians are happy to talk to your kids about the books they have read. The Max Words were still in play, however ("cold" and "help" were the boys' words). Mike was really excited to tell us all about the move and demolition of the old building (which should start in about 10 days...we plan on parking on the street and watching a lot).

Of course, we love the library. And it is not just the oodles of free materials available for us. Its the people and the activities. The librarians are fabulous and so helpful. And they offer such wonderful programs for all ages. It is truly a gift to the community....any community.

We will miss that old, ugly, small building but the new one will be so great! It will be a long month for us but perhaps we will make the change to the other city libraries.

Today's NG article about the library.

3 comments:

Leeanthro said...

We can't wait!

I hope there is a door to the children's area like at Urbana.

And I have a parking lot suggestion that I keep meaning to give them. (Wide spaces reserved for moms/dads with kids)

Jenna said...

That's a good idea...I don't remember seeing another entrance besides the main one but...

Jenna said...

Another suggestion...free child care while I go to the upstairs to find a book or grab a cup of coffee.