Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 4, Louisville Free Public Library)

Shawnee Library gets a face-lift; Branch will receive new computers and additional space. (Louisville Courier-Journal, 4/12/2011)

Excerpt:   Four months into its $1.3 million-dollar face-lift and expansion, the Shawnee branch of the Louisville Free Public Library is awash in construction activity — a full-on work in progress.

No matter. Shawnee's staff isn't letting a little construction come between them and the area children they want to see fall in love with reading.

Since December, when the branch at 3912 W. Broadway closed for the work, children's librarian Katy Grant and teen library assistant Lynette Ruby have visited more than 100 schools and day care centers. They've held programs for more than 3,400 children, teens and parents promoting the joy of reading.

During her visits, Grant, who is temporarily assigned to the Main branch downtown, plays games with children that promote reading retention and explore different reading genres

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