Hello, Thursday morning Fishscale Girl and I headed out in the first winter storm of the new year so that we could visit the Silvis Public Library, in Silvis, Illinois, for Story Time. We remembered the friendliness of the staff and the way that the library building itself welcomed us last summer.
This is the sign that met us in the parking lot, as the wind blew the falling snow and mounds of snow accumulated.
We weren’t quite ready to go indoors yet — the snow fall was too much fun! — so we walked around to the front of the building where this bench greeted us. Can you imagine someone sitting there in the summer, reading newly-checked out books? We could!
The library even provides a bike-rack, although it wasn’t being used that morning. Can you see the blowing snow flakes?
The street side of the library has this ramp as well — perfect for someone using crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair.
And the library window clearly shows when Story Time begins, so that people who are driving, biking, or walking past can easily find that information.
Finally, we reached the front door. But, oops! We were too late for Story Time. We’ll come back another day.
The Silvis Public Library in Silvis, Illinois, lets everyone know that it is a welcoming place. How does your library show its welcoming spirit?