Seating in teen area
Next series of photos. Youth Services.
The Library is located in the space previously occupied by J. C. Penney in the Beloit Mall. The 55,000-square-foot facility on two levels is an expertly engineered and beautifully designed re-use of space. Look for what is now called the Eclipse Center to become a vital civic center.
Commemorating today's dedication
...a social networking website for every sort of reader. Whether you’re a bookaholic or someone who picks up a book only once a year while relaxing on holiday, bookarmy is the place to discuss and review books, build reading lists, get the best book recommendations, and where you and your friends, family or classmates can read books together.
What makes bookarmy different from other book sites is that here you can make direct contact with authors; see what star rating they have given books, browse their reading lists, ask them questions about their own writing, and recommend titles to them.I searched "Marcus Sakey". No one had yet reviewed any of his 3 books. I registered and provided a brief comment on "The Blade Itself". Haven't seen it posted yet.
Link to Pew Research Center Survey, "57% - I Want To Go Where It’s Warm".
Excerpt: Most like it hot: Fully 57% of the public prefer a hotter climate while 29% would rather live in a colder one. Men or women, rich or poor, college grad or high school dropout, similarly-sized majorities favor living in a place that is hotter over one that is colder. Though blacks (69%) and Hispanics (62%) are significantly more likely than whites to prefer to live in a hotter place, a majority of whites still choose a warmer community (54%). This doesn't mean that Americans don't like colder cities. Often-snow-covered Denver and less-than-balmy Seattle are high on warm-weather supporters list of favorite cities.
Then there's this article in today's New York Times, "Slump Creates Lack of Mobility for Americans".
Excerpt: Stranded by the nationwide slump in housing and jobs, fewer Americans are moving, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.
The bureau found that the number of people who changed residences declined to 35.2 million from March 2007 to March 2008, the lowest number since 1962, when the nation had 120 million fewer people.
The principal objectives of the WDL are to promote international and intercultural understanding; expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet; provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences; and build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
[Not that I have anything to say about it, but Retiring Guy prefers a design that provides a ground-floor entrance to the library. From the design of the glass atrium, though, it appears that there is a direct visual contact with the upper floors.]