Stocking up takes on a whole new meaning here during the month of November. We close the doors at Leroy Avenue for good at 6 p.m. on November 26th (that's the day before Thanksgiving)*, so it's time to start thinking about the books, audiobooks, movies, music, electronics, etc., that will get you through the holidays, the cold days, and the too-much-food daze ahead.
Any move usually makes those involved take stock...reflect, reminisce, hope, and dream. It's certainly been the case for us; it's been bittersweet and very exciting, but we know that we're taking with us the best of the best... the best collection, the best technology, the best ideas, and the best staff...in the best community anywhere. (For information about A Fond Farewell, a gathering to say goodbye to our beloved building, click here.)
We know you have questions about the move and what to expect (we feel your pain)...so, we've put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and we'll be adding to it as necessary. Click here to get to the page. We've also been putting lots of thought into trying to anticipate what questions you might have. Recently, Jen wrote from the front lines of the Circulation Desk about what to expect, and Kate took us on a sneak peek of the new Reference/Non-Fiction area of the New Building in her new post. Gretchen reports great news from the Children's Room, including more drop-in storytimes, two dedicated programming spaces, pre-literacy programs, a "Tot Spot," a "Creation Station," and much more!
Sounds great, right? Factor in our GREEN-ness, better parking, abundant natural light, more study rooms, specialty areas, more programs, and the familiar faces of our staff, and it is a recipe for success. There's still plenty going on throughout November right here. Do stop by to say hello (and goodbye...perhaps hum a bar or two of Auld Land Syne?), and enjoy all there is to do at the Library.
*The Grand Opening of the New Library is January 10, 2009.