Have you noticed anything different at your library? We now have our new carpeting and lighting installed. The carpet is fresh and the new LED lighting is bright and quiet!

We have used this change to inspire us to help make the collections, resources, and layout more streamlined and easier to navigate. Thanks to the Friends of the Crestview Library we also have comfortable new seating with attached tables that are perfect for studying and reading. We have integrated our science fiction collection into the general fiction collection to give us more seating. Our teen area will soon have a new look as well!

We would like to thank our wonderful city co-workers at Public Works who helped make this transition as painless and non-intrusive to our staff and customers as possible. Our summer reading program theme this year is "Building a Better World," and projects like this make us realize that some of the people who work for the city are the folks you may never notice, but are part of the team of employees who work every day to keep this gem of a city running.

Speaking of building a better world, come join us every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Mt. Zion AME Church as we work as a team to build a model of our wonderful city!

Marie Heath is the Crestview Public Library's director.