Friday, July 29, 2016

Hello, Brentwood Public Library!

On Monday, July 18th, Derek and I found ourselves at Brentwood Public Library for the first in the series of SCLS Meet-and-Greets, where SCLS staff members are to chat about the different services we offer. Thanks to everyone who came and said hi!! While we were there, we took the opportunity to get a good look around.

First, we checked out the teen space, which was decked out in an awesome Brentwood-opoly theme, with giant versions of Monopoly property cards renamed with local streets and places of interest. A perfect fit for the SRC theme! They also have a great, well-stocked games cabinet that the teens were using while we were there. It was great to see so many teens using the library on a beautiful summer day.

Our timing turned out to be perfect, because we were right in time to see the incredible Free Lunch for Kids program in action! Through a partnership with Island Harvest, Brentwood offers free lunches for any and all kids up to 18 years old who come in from 12:00-1:00 every weekday. This is a big help to families in need and a great opportunity to introduce library services. Brentwood is seeing an excellent turnout, with attendance sometimes topping 100 children a day. Everyone seemed to having a great time, and the lunches looked delicious. What a wonderful program! Thank you so much to Monica Powers for submitting this program through the blog - we're so glad we got experience it in person. On Monday, we'll talk about the other libraries we got to visit that day!

Poster advertising the program

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