A community-themed children’s library

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It’s National Library Week, and we’re celebrating on Offbeat Mama!

Our reader Rusty (also seen on Offbeat Bride) works as the graphic designer at a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. His library recently re-designed their children’s area in the theme of “The Working History of Independence,” and it’s kind of my new dream library. The best feature are the “What you can be” panels, which represent various careers that people have — there’s everything from an artist to a soldier!

Tables and children's computers

Directions in the lounge area between the children's and teen areas.

Children's computers and retail endpanel

Storytime room!
Storytime/Program room

Rusty designed each of the end panels to represent people who actually work within the Independence community.
Medical professional endpanel

A few more of the “What you can be” end panels — I love the artist at the end!
'What you can be' endpanels

Retail/chef/soldier endpanels

You can mosey on over to Flickr and see the rest of the photos here!

Comments on A community-themed children’s library

  1. I think you mean Independence, Missouri. Mid-Continent is the library system for suburban Kansas City, Missouri.

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