this library has been exactly the same since it was built in 1976. a couple of years ago, due to lack of city funds, the doors almost closed. i remember taking my oldest son here one saturday morning thinking it might be the last time i walked among it's books. i was sad and, like many, angry that such a thing could happen.
thankfully, after an uproar from citizens, the city found a way to keep this beautiful (although dated) library open.
then, earlier this month, i read something wonderful. a private donor will be offering the library at least $600,000 for renovations including a new coffee shop! the remodel starts this summer. people's generosity really never ceases to amaze me. i am thrilled to see how this place i grew up with will change and excite my children as they grow too.
of course, i had to do a little photo shoot before the remodel begins. so i have a place, in a photo album, years from now, to visit my childhood and the memories this lovely library has given me. xoxo