Wednesday, May 7, 2008
An evening at the Falmouth Public Library
The Falmouth Public Library opened its doors and invited the MLA Conference to check out their beautiful new facility this evening. We were given a warm welcome, a delicious reception in their brand new meeting room, and then a guided tour. They reopened to the public in March 2008 after being closed for 16 months for renovations and an addition of 8000 square feet. They repaired or replaced everything but the books! It is a gorgeous facility, in natural shades of greens and golds, with the most stunning glass dome in their lobby. And while it is beautiful, function was not sacrificed to style. With plenty of staff workspace, a room designed for the sole purpose of receiving book deliveries, two working fireplaces, and an appealing area designed exclusively for teens, this library is built to work and please. Very, very lovely.