Wednesday, January 6, 2016

One is silver and the other is gold

Happy New Year!

It’s January and that means that many librarians’ hearts turn to thoughts of the awards that connect with our younger library users. On Monday, January 11, the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Young Adult Nonfiction and Laura Ingalls Wilder awards will be among the nearly 20 categories in this media event. Find out more here: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards.
It’s also a New Year, and as we have for decades now, librarians continue to talk about what’s old, what’s new and what endures in libraries. We firmly believe in making new friends--and in keeping our old friends.
newly painted west wall and reading room under construction
A touch of green.
We know that at Kensington Park our library users come to us to help achieve their learning goals as well as to be entertained, consoled, distracted, amused, enlightened and astonished by books and ideas.
Our refreshed Kensington Park library will have comfortable seating for solo readers as well as seating for pairs of big & little readers in the picture book area.
We’ll be able to let you know, while you are visiting, about programs for adults, teens and children via a new digital display sign.
We’ll have a charging station for your digital device so that you can have enough power to stay in touch, read the ending to your ebook, check your mail, or keep listening to your audiobook. We’ll have 3-D printer, a collection of Go Kits! for your young learner, and plenty of new books, audiobooks and DVDs.
Construction at the front entrance of the building will continue for a few weeks, so if you’ve been driving through the property to see what’s going on, please be patient while we keep the driveways and parking lots safely closed to traffic.