“When I got my library card, that’s when my life began.”

– Rita Mae Brown

W.T. Bland Children’s Library Renovation

The children’s library renovation was completed in December 2019. Thanks to generous local support, the Friends of the Library is proud to have contributed over $62,000 to the renovation. This has been a true community effort. If you made a contribution, gave a pair of shoes, bought a book at the Book Nook, attended Trivia Night or bought a quilt raffle ticket, you have contributed to this renovation and we thank you with all our heart for your kindness and generosity.


The new children’s area is a thoroughly modern space with plenty of comfortable seating (for adults and children alike!) that encourages lingering and exploration. The goal behind the design is to encourage and develop a sense of wonder and imagination in the world around us. The Friends of the Library funded the Wonder Wall (a high-resolution electronic display of nature and macro photography videos) and hundreds of new non-fiction books

“The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children.”

– Julie Andrews