We’ve got a brand NEW Library here in Portsmouth. It is just a beautiful building, both inside
and out. The landscaping still has to be done, and that will be
taken care of in the spring. Even without that, it’s
I took this picture of the sign made by the Portsmouth Middle
School, which is right next door to our new library. I thought it
was really cute to see this, and a great indication that everyone
has been so looking forward to opening day!
I was able to enjoy a
very nice guided tour of the library, and there are so many really neat
things that we now have that our old library just didn’t have the space
to offer. It is probably one of the nicest libraries I’ve ever been in!
The new library is in a great location – it’s right next door to the Portsmouth Middle School,
and it’s a really quick walk to all the downtown neighborhoods.
Sidewalks line the streets, so kids don’t have to walk or ride their
bikes in the street to get to it.
With 38,000 square feet of space,
compared to 15,400 in the old library, there’s plenty of room for all
kinds of really neat features that just couldn’t be accomodated before,
and there’s room to grow, too.