Friday, May 13, 2011
Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 22, Patchogue-Medford Library
Children Department Renovation Complete. (Patchogue Patch, 5/10/2011)
Excerpt: During preliminary design meetings, the library staff suggested a theme of “learning taking flight.” The theme is referenced in the design of the corridor, where both the floor pattern and three-dimensional ceiling emulate trails behind a jet in flight. The geometry of the computer section within the children’s space suggests the shape of a gull’s wings. Centrally located within the stack area is a “nest,” a circular space with comfortable seating intended for parents and children to interact while reading together.
Children's librarian, Elaine Perez, commented on how much the department has grown over the years.
"We have hundreds of programs each year. Some are just for the children or just for the parents or for the entire family. We have a fantastic bilingual and spanish collection now and we do bilingual storytime. There has been a lot of community support. Everyone is working hand-in-hand and now we can serve our community better," Perez said.