I’m not sure if it’s a good thing to define areas by where you can shop, but if I was to describe where the Guilderland Library was to my friends I would say “near Crossgates Mall”. It’s also close to SUNY Albany’s main campus. This particular library is one of my favorites (but I think one other is my absolute fav).
I wish I had paused to read the sign to find out why there is a life-sized cow (bull? didn’t check) in their foyer.
Story-time crowd. They had something going on in the big program room, then a librarian led a parade through the library, holding a giant ball over her head, into the children’s area.
This one gave me a giggle. Klingon? Elvish?
They separate out fantasy from science fiction. I would prefer if all speculative fiction was together, as there are crossovers like the Dragon Riders of Pern, and authors who write both, like my favorites, Lois Bujold and Terry Pratchett.
While we’re talking about preferences, I really wished they filed graphic novels by series, rather than by author. Comic books are a collaborative effort and many authors can work on one series over the years.
Book club shelf. Printer station where patrons pay BEFORE the print comes out, removing the everlasting debate of “but I didn’t mean to print that, so I don’t have to pay for it”. There are many interesting sections and innovations all over this library.
Wait, what? You pick up your own requests? What’s to stop nosy people from seeing what you’ve ordered?
Jane is visiting all 36 locations of the Upper Hudson Library System (see introduction)