Monday, April 24, 2017

Welcome Back!

To all of you.

The Davis Branch reopened from our refresh process Saturday April 8  at 10:00 AM.   County Executive Isaiah Leggett reaffirmed his strong commitment to libraries at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Mr. Leggett was joined by at the ceremony by Councilmember George Leventhal, Director of Libraries Parker Hamilton, Department of General Services Director David Dise, Davis Friends of the Library President Robert Owen, and members of the community.

Bookshelf at the front of Davis Library
Entry Area
Davis is open regular hours now, and we have been so excited to show our friends and neighbors from the community around our beautiful new space.

New collaboration rooms in Davis Library
Collaboration Spaces
Some of the improvements to the library include new circulation and information desks, new carpet/flooring and paint, the addition of two collaboration rooms, a complete renovation of the public restrooms on the main and lower levels, new bi-level water fountains, new furniture, an expanded Children's room, creation of a café seating area and a small meeting room on the lower level, and lighting of the exterior sign along Democracy Boulevard.
Refreshed picture book area in Davis Library Children's room
Children's Room

The collaboration spaces can be booked online one week in advance for up to two hours per day.

The newly expanded Children's room has a space dedicated to books for the youngest customers, with child friendly seating and toys inside.  We also have 2 "chair and half"s where we have already seen many adults and children curling up together to enjoy a special book, as well as 3 very colorful low rockers.

Our Quiet Area now contains all of our magazines and newspapers, comfortable lounge furniture, and a "laptop lane" that runs around the perimeter of the room, providing power outlets at each station for laptops, tablets or what have you.
Quiet study room at Davis Library
Quiet Area

We are swinging into a full slate of library programs for the spring and summer, with storytimes, our very popular book discussions, and our English conversation club already underway.

Please drop by to say hi when you're in the neighborhood.  We are very proud of the result of our refresh, and we know you will love it too!

Anita Vassallo
Former Davis Branch manager.