Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Beloit Public Library Opens for Business

Link to April 27 Beloit Daily News article, "New library wows crowd ".

Excerpt: As Beloit Public Library Director Dan Zack prepared for the facility's open house at the Eclipse Center on Saturday, he expected a couple hundred visitors. Barely two hours into the event, he had counted close to 400.

“This is the public's day, and they're having a great day,” he said, standing at the circulation counter. “It's been a long time since I've seen a crowd this size and virtually everyone is smiling.”

Individuals wandered down aisles in the adult section, others flipped through magazines as they sat in the armchairs in the periodical room and families with young kids wandered the separate children's section across from the circulation desk.

“This is really a jewel for the city,” said Joan Nicholas, head of adult services, as she greeted people in the teen section.

Pictures galore available at Retiring Guy's weekend posts.

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