Tennessee: After a $1.2 Million Renovation, Children’s Area Inside Nashville Public Library (Main Branch) Will Reopen Next Week
From The Tennessean:
Yes, after 15 years of serious wear and tear from almost 100,000 active little book-loving patrons every year, the second floor children’s area at the downtown library has been transformed.
The yellow walls are no more, the well-worn carpet has been replaced with much more forgiving and highly durable vinyl flooring, and an impressive new Nashville-themed, three-level “reading fort”, complete with a bridge and several levels of reading and play areas, has been added as the department’s centerpiece.
“The fort is for reading and exploring. We’ve put lots of nooks and crannies in there with lights so that they can crawl in and read,” said children’s librarian Lindsey Patrick, who said that the renovation research for the $1.2 million project, which took five months to complete, looked at “what goes into dynamic libraries” in other cities, and included lots of information gleaned from surveys of local parents and children who use the library.
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