Site Plan - Main Level
The Great Rooms of the 1904 building are restored and made
into a Current Periodicals Room and a Reading Room, which
will also house the Large Print collection. The removal of the circulation
desk from “Kidder Hall” allows room for exhibits of art.
The main entry at the right (west) side brings the
visitor on a level grade to the
lobby where it will be easy to find new books, the
main desk, the Children’s Room entrance and the
main staircase to the upper level.
The Children’s Room is greatly expanded, with a
preschool activity area, some reading seats and
many tables. A story–hour room is convenient to
the children’s room and should open onto a garden space.
Parents and kids can check out at the main desk,
allowing staff to serve whichever area is currently
busy, the Children’s Room or the adult library.
The video and audio collections are convenient to
the desk, as is the new book collection.