The next stop on our Library Tour Summer Series is the San Leandro Public Library. (This post is by Melody with italicized comments from Mom.)
I’ve had a lot of great memories at this library. When I was little, even though my parents worked a lot, my mom rarely missed bringing the four of us kiddos to the library on Saturdays to check out our books before going grocery shopping.
When you enter the library, there’s a sign that says, “Public Library” and a gift shop/cafe (aka Bookmark Cafe) on the right side. (Shown above. It’s the little area sticking out behind the bike racks.) On the left corner, there is a Friends of the Library bookstore. On the left side, there is a hallway that leads to a theater and some meeting rooms(?). On the left near the entrance, there is a police department office.
One of our favorite things at this library is the chair with the mom and her two kids. The mom is reading a book. I wonder what book it is? (I’m not sure the stories behind these statues, but we see them at all the libraries, and hopefully, I can do some “then and now” photos of the girls with them through the years.)
There are tables at the library as well as chairs. It’s a great place to study!
We saw this electronic sign flashing different events.
After we saw the sign, we walked up to the second floor.
At the library is a map of San Leandro. One time we saw one of Castro Valley and we tried to see where we lived.
These are some clocks showing the time in all different parts of the world.
I’m not sure if I ever saw this part before because we don’t usually go to the second floor, but there’s a lot of chairs and tables. Perfect for reading! Or studying!
Here is another view from the second floor.
We saw another sculpture that we hadn’t seen before, which is a girl reading to a boy.
Another view from the second floor of the library.
One of the library’s rooms is the History Room.
Be sure to follow these rules if you’re there! I think they’re good rules for a library.