Great Libraries

Great Libraries! Oswego Public Library’s Montgomery Campus

Friday, Apr 1st, 2011 by

You know how you can be inside some libraries and almost not know whether it’s day or night? When I take my toddler to the library nowadays, we’re more in the mood for light and charming than dark and cozy. Light and charming is definitely what you’ll find at the Montgomery campus of the Oswego Public Library. This location only opened about 1 ½ years ago, and it is a real beauty, with a stone front and a low-slung quality that reminded me of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style architecture.

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Great Libraries! West Chicago Public Library

Friday, Mar 11th, 2011 by

The West Chicago Public Library has a train, a wooden structure in the Youth Services department that kids can play on and climb through. The sign says it’s for children 6 and under but it would probably most appeal to toddlers through age 3. My 2 1/2-year-old daughter certainly loved it. The play area at West Chicago is smaller than those at the other libraries I’ve featured so far, but it’s cheerful, the librarians were very friendly and there is quite a bit to do packed in a small space.

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