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Northfield Reader's Corner
A place to discover new authors and books. A Blog by the Librarians of the Northfield Public Library. Get the inside scoop on books and authors. Uncover the best reading for you and your book group.River City Librarianhttp://email@example.comBlogger75125
Updated: 1 hour 52 min ago
Have you been to the Northfield Public Library since we reopened on Saturday, May 7? The day began with speeches and ribbon cutting outside at 10:00 am, followed by excited and curious patrons pouring into the library. On our opening day, 2,223 people walked into the library, 2,386 items were checked out, and 1,480 items were returned and checked in. For the staff, it was like having a big party in the library all day, as we greeted patrons we hadn’t seen for a while, patrons who followed us to City Hall, and curious patrons who had never been to the library or hadn’t visited in a long time.Local groups played music downstairs and outside, and patrons nibbled cookies in our new entry commons. Young children are delighted with the expansion of the children’s area. The play area now has a wooden refrigerator, stove, and sink, a grocery store with play food and cash register with a play credit card. You can also put pretend mail in a plastic blue mail box, or carry a postal carrier’s bag around the library.Adult and children have more furniture to sit on and relax while reading stories. Children’s story times will be in the children’s area. There are also three adult public computers and one children’s computer in the juvenile area. There is also a new copier downstairs.Many patrons have commented on the beautiful gathering areas downstairs and upstairs. Newspapers and some popular magazines are in the common areas. Most of the magazines are at the top of the stairs, where patrons can sit comfortably in a glass in area. We now have two small conference rooms upstairs for small meetings. Check with the reference staff upstairs to use the rooms. We have moved some collections. For example, the adult fiction dvd’s are upstairs where the magazines used to be.The new adult books are upstairs. The staff is very pleased to be back in our library, ready and able to help patrons find materials they want or need. If you haven’t been the library yet, please visit us soon and enjoy our new space!