Thanks to the donors of the Lancaster County Community Foundation Extraordinary Give in November 2017, the children’s area at the Strasburg-Heisler Library now has new shelving for children’s picture books!
The new seven separate bookcases were custom made by Hilltop Furniture in Gordonville. They are mobile for easy arrangement and have two levels of separate compartments that keep the books neat and forward-facing. The top portion is recessed to allow more light onto the books housed in the lower compartments.
The old steel shelves that displayed children’s books during the past 22 years, werewarped from excessive weight and also had exposed edges. Most of the books had to be stored on-edge, which made browsing very awkward for children and adults.
It was also very difficult for staff to find a particular book when it was requested.
he Strasburg-Heisler Library has participated in the Lancaster County Community Foundation Extra Give for the past three years. This year was the first time that the Board of Trustees designated replacing storage furnishings from Extraordinary Give proceeds. This decision delighted JJ Landis, Children’s Librarian, “Picture books take a beating! Storing them forward facing saves on wear & tear and makes browsing easy for our young patrons as well as adults.”
Kristin Fernitz, Library Director, is thankful for the community support, “The generous result from the Extraordinary Give told us that our community members value their library and this project was important enough to fund it. For this depth of understanding and level of support, we are truly grateful.”
For more information about the Strasburg-Heisler Library, visit: www.strasburglibrary.org
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