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
- 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.