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1276 Harriet Street—Children's Library

Children's Library sign
Photos taken September 29, 2007.

The Children's Library was renovated in 2007 with PAST serving as a watch dog to make sure the work was done according to the approved designs. This was critical because of the historic nature of this unique building and its importance in the community.

Before: Members of the PAST Board toured the Children's Library to see the original fixtures and layout and learn what the proposed changes were. The windows were of concern as was the treatment of the chimney after expansion of the building.

exterior window mulllions
side shelving
chimney Board, librarians and City Staff

After: The grand opening followed a parade of children, parents, and library staff bringing books from the temporary space at the Main Library to the newly restored Children's Library. Mayor Larry Kline cut the ribbon with child–friendly scissors!

balloons! parade sign
getting books walking through the park
at the library waiting
ribbon cutting colorful supports
cleand and exposed chimney story book fireplace surround
windows new space
new lights garden room
bench interior



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