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Coming next: A space for teens
When we all are safely able to gather again at the Main Library (expected in the library’s Service Level 3), our community’s youth will have an intentional second-floor space to engage more with our three-member Teen Services team.
“Responding to community needs, the library has created both a dedicated team and space to focus exclusively on engaging with teens,” said Stephen Jackson, Manager of Teen Services. “The team includes me, Teen Services Specialist Darcel Washington, and Teen Services Librarian Alex Gutierrez. “While we recognize this space is an interim solution, we are really happy about it and believe it will serve us all well once we are back in the library.”
Making the most of available space
“We are always evaluating how the community is using materials,” said Materials Services Manager Barbara Fitzgerald. “When sections of the library were closed to browsing because of the pandemic earlier this year, we took a very close look at how to make specific improvements.”
As a result, during February about 58,000 items were reorganized, which is about 1,000 shelves or 25% of the total physical collection. Of those, all DVDs were moved to shelving more in the middle of the floor. This opened up a new teen engagement space on the second floor’s southeast corner.
Here’s a schematic of what to expect: