We held the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library ribbon cutting and open house yesterday after months of remodeling the interior and because of YOU, it was a success!
We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was in attendance including the Benton and Bryant Chamber of Commerce, our wonderful patrons and our amazing staff! We would also like to thank the Bryant Kum & Go for catering our grand opening celebration.
If you were able to make it to our grand opening celebration, you might have seen signs placed in various parts of the building to highlight all of our new renovations. In case you missed it, here are some of the big updates that came from the remodel!
Drinks with lids are now allowed in the library due to our new flooring. Bring your coffee with you the next time you come to enjoy while you read the newspaper or use our free WiFi.
The new gray flooring is marmoleum. Marmoleum is environmentally-friendly and made from mostly recycled products. This anti-microbial material makes building environments healthier, provides sound-dampening qualities, and makes cleaning up spills a breeze!
There is a new area designed specifically for teens. The color choices of black and red designate this space as their area and the computer bar and video games provide hours of after-school education and entertainment.
The new circulation desk has an anti-microbial top that matches our marmoelum flooring. It has a much smaller footprint than the old circulation desk, which allows more room in the middle of the library for patron seating.
The white canopy tops of these seats are actually sound panels designed to make this seating extra quiet and private. Have a seat and check out the variety of desktop trays next time you're in Bryant!
Part of the remodel included turning a storage area into a new Makerspace for our library patrons! The room is used for special programming during the week and will be open to the public one night a week starting soon.
These chair-and-a-halves are perfect for the quintessential library experience: reading a picture book together with your child.
The new tween shelving is on casters. We can roll it out of the way when performers come to the library to have more space for seating.
The adult computer lab was expanded and moved to the farthest end of the library to help provide a quieter, more private atmosphere for working on a computer.
The entire building was painted with fresh gray tones and pops of color. Check out the darker gray in the entryway and behind the circulation desk. Look for the pops of color in the children's, tween and teen areas!
We hope to see you at the Bryant branch soon! Check out our calendar for all of the Bryant programs.