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Betty Brinn Children's Room

Elements of Design

  • Hans Christian Andersen Window restored by Conrad Schmidt Studios for the grand opening of the children's room.
  • A distinctly separate space, entered from the center of Central library.
  • Several small-group use areas  for family or individual reading, study or research.
  • Listening/learning area for large-group (10-60) use in computer orientations, storytelling, puppet shows, trainings, with puppet stage and large screen.
  • Activity center for crafts, tutoring, meetings, bag lunches (60 person capacity).
  • Special collections grouped together For example: New books; Picture books; Videos; Parent and teacher collection; Foreign language; Wisconsin authors/illustrators; Early/rare/award-winning children's book

Benefits

  • Children enjoy their own space, yet still feel welcome to explore the entire Library.
  • Small and large groups have comfortable spaces appropriate for varied activities.
  • Program space accommodates a great range of activity, an facilitate presentations to school and community groups.
  • Books and other materials are displayed invitingly on face-out and age appropriate shelving and  in attractive reading alcoves.
  • Thirty computers for reference, education, personal use and Internet access are available.
  • The Children's Room's unique elements encourage school and community groups and families to regard Central Library as a downtown destination.