Photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge)
Preserving the handsome and historic Carnegie Library structure, the LaPorte County Public Library’s main branch debuted the weekend of March 10, 2017. Sporting new, comfy reading nooks and study rooms throughout, the library houses children’s reading and play areas on the lower level and adult texts/audio/video, as well as a new teen room, on the main floor. Enjoy Bob’s photos.
The library’s Maple Avenue side (still awaiting final touches) features new sidewalks, bike racks and drop-off sites for books and videos.
Across from the checkout desk on the main floor is the Teen Room, featuring this quote on the window.
A view of the desk and video shelves on the main floor, with the Indiana Avenue entrance in the background.
A lounge/study area on the main floor.
Looking from the Indiana Avenue entrance on the main floor toward books, an information kiosk and (at right) the Teen Room.
The main floor.
The reading/periodical area on the main floor.
The glass-enclosed Teen Room on the main floor.
The computer access stations on the main floor.
Kiosks near the Maple Avenue entrance allow patrons to access information.
A reading nook allows generations to connect.
When you enter from the Maple Avenue side and climb the short flight of stairs (or use the elevator), library staffers await you.
The renovated stairway at the Maple Avenue entrance.
A view from the corner of Indiana and Maple.
A young patron uses the latest in technology while perched on a fun seat.
A family checks out some items in the children’s library on the lower level.
Another cool seat in the kids’ library.
Looking for that perfect book.