Saturday, August 7, 2010

Library #12 Alden (Ewell Free Library )

On Thursday, we took a nice ride out to Alden to see our first two story library--this beautiful building (almost 100 years old!) houses the children's library downstairs and the regular library upstairs. The main room upstairs contains the circulation desk, as well as separate rooms for computers and a teenager themed room. Throughout the library are wooden sculptures carved by a retired math teacher from the town--a scene of carved statues entitled "Let the Wild Rumpus
Begin", from Where the Wild Things Are was especially impressive! We arrived just in time to see a touch tank presentation by the Aquarium of Niagara ( saw and touched sea stars, crabs and other sea creatures--we loved this. Great library with friendly people.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the library...I began borrowing books when my family moved to Alden in 1989, worked as a book page there for 2 years in high school, and am now a librarian myself. It was a great environment and always community-oriented. I have very fond memories of the library itself and of the people who worked there.