In our next installment of Driving Around Town we check out the brand new Indian Trails Public Library!
We took a Gorgeous Z06 Corvette over to visit the new library, where Susan Dennison, Communications Manager gave us a tour.
In a word. WOW! When you first walk in you are greeted with what feels like a trendy hotel lobby. Rounded walls, differing textures and colorful seating create a lively welcoming, vibrant and engaging space for the community.
The Vending Cafe is to your right when you walk in, where you can relax with a beverage or snack and enjoy a conversation with a friend.
There’s also private meeting space at the end of the Vending Cafe called the Lake-Cook rooms, with seating for up 160 when both rooms are combined.
The first floor of the building is very lively and busy and includes the the Launch Pad and Digital Media Labs as well as the Middle Ground where 6 – 8 graders can study, enjoy games and do arts and crafts .
Beyond the Launch Pad and Middle Ground is the children’s library and KidZone youth section with all kinds of fun stuff for the kids.
Highlights of the KidZone include:
- The Makery
- Early Learning Area
- Picture Books
- Varied Seating Areas
- Youth Program Room
- The Longest Continual Racetrack Lighting in the World
Heading upstairs you’ll find more of a traditional library experience, but with multiple seating options, spaces and views.
The most dramatic wall/view is the large floor to ceiling windows on the West end of the building which creates quite a space to study or read.
The second floor also features a variety of study rooms, meeting rooms and reading rooms.
Some of the second floor highlights include:
- Adult Services Desk
- Training Lab
- ESL Lab
- Public Copy/Print
- Multiple Study Rooms
- The Loft
- Muriel Lischett Reading Room
And last but not least, let’s not forget the brand new drive-up window for material pickup and drop off, where our Z06 Corvette is sitting.
The New Indian Trails Public Library is quite an achievement and something all of us in Wheeling and the surrounding suburbs can be proud of. Stop by and say Hi to Susan and the staff when you’re “Driving Around Town” and tell ‘em Bill Stasek Chevrolet sent you!
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