While visiting Mammoth Caves National Park recently –
– we stayed in Glasgow, Kentucky so I just had to check out the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, just a short walk from our hotel.
The southern outward appearance of the building contrasts with the spacious modern interior.
The ground floor has a huge program room off the lobby –
– and some neat display cases.
And hosts a bright and spacious children’s area with giant stuffed animals and ten computers for patrons fifteen and under.
Where a contest featuring the current hit series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, gets the little ones excited.
They also had a great way of advertising their new website to patrons – a laptop at the front desk showcases it so customers can browse it while checking out.
The Community/Quiet Room is sound proofed so they can use it for programs (a staffer was playing music loudly when I entered and you couldn’t hear it just outside the door).
I loved the periodical room –
and especially this rocking chair – perfect for reading the paper on a quiet morning.
And there’s a lovely little wheelchair accessible patio with wrought iron chairs and table.
They’ve really made a welcoming and attractive space for their community.