Open House at Newly Renovated Boardman Library Sat., Sept. 10

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BOARDMAN (September 1, 2016 / For Immediate Release) – The community is invited to celebrate the newly renovated Boardman Library at an all-day open house (9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) on Saturday, September 10. The finishing touches were put on the new library when indoor and outdoor Early Literacy spaces were completed, wrapping up the project that has been underway since June 2015.

In celebration, there will be two children’s programs on Sept. 10:
At 10 a.m. – Lego My Library, a program where kids can create Lego designs. Legos are provided. For ages 6 and up.

At 2:30 p.m. – Porgie the Clown visits with a family-friendly magic show, side-splitting jokes, and award-winning balloons.

Refreshments include cookies and drinks (while supplies last).

The project includes many new features and furnishings, such as:

Early Learning Spaces – Come and explore Boardman Library’s interactive indoor and outdoor Early Learning Spaces. Educational exhibits outside are STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities with displays such as a Fort, Ball Wall, Discovery Table, a Paint & Draw Wall. Indoors children can have fun while building their literacy skills through the use of Circuits, a Weaving Tree, Puppets, and Driving.

In addition to the Early Learning Spaces, over the past year, much has been done to update the Boardman Library, which was constructed in 1992-93.

The new library has an additional public meeting space, the Business and Training Room, which allows for computer classes and tech workshops, training and more.

An adult terrace was added.

The materials collection has been refreshed and updated.

Customer-friendly efficiencies include one service desk and a book drop which deposits books into the building to prevent overflow outside of the building.

The look of the new Boardman Library interior is spacious and modern, with updates that included new carpeting, new furnishings, refinished restrooms and more.

Architect:        Olsavsky Jaminet Architects, Inc.

Contractor:       Adolph Johnson & Son Co.


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