Friday, October 30, 2009

The Storytime Must Go On!

We have always loved storytimes here at the WtvlPL. For us, storytimes are the perfect way of introducing kids and families to the world of literature while at the same building literacy skills and, of course, having fun! During this next year, while our beloved Library gets a much needed facelift and important additions like an elevator (!), we will continue to offer community members programs like our Pigs and Noodles storytime and Rhymetime. As this photograph shows (it was taken just today in the Children's Room temporary location in the Bartlett Room), people attending our programs will find familiar faces and tons of fun. We hope to see you at a Waterville Library program soon!

Colby Men's Lacrosse Team Honored as Waterville Heroes

Retired Children's Librarian, Marie Benner, is shown here honoring a member of Colby's Men's Lacrosse team. On Tuesday, the team completed their 150 mile bikeathon benefiting the Library. Members of the team simultaneously moved the Children's Room from the ground floor to its temporary location in the Bartlett Room.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Children's Room in Motion

(Alexandra King is keeping her spirits up despite moving about a bazillion books in the past month!)

Moving the Children's Room into its temporary location in the Bartlett Room has been a HUGE endeavor and certainly a labor of love. Today, we boxed up our dear Beatrix Potter figurine collections. Work continues to move part of the fiction collection into its staff-access only storage. Supplies, puppets, and other bits of the Children's Room's operations are being stored in the homes of staff members to make sure that they stay safe in this tumultuous time.

Don't forget that the Children's Room will continue to offer all of your favorite programs in its new location! The storytimes must go on!

(Children's Librarian Kathleen Kenny has been busy packing up all of the Children's Room's treasures!)

Work on elevator shaft already underway!

They began drilling the elevator shaft today!

Colby Men's Lacrosse Team Moves Children's Room

The Library is so grateful for the amazing efforts and help of Colby's Men's Lacrosse. These guys are GREAT!

Our Children's Room is now upstairs in the Bartlett Room, thanks to their work.