There was a need to move the youth section to a different location within the Library so that these young adults can hang out and converse without distracting other library supporters.
Youth in Drumheller and area are valuable to our community and the Drumheller Public Library is contributing.
"When we were developing our plan of service last year, so that's three to five years what we are seeing as needs in the community, and what we see as ways that the library can contribute to meeting those needs," said Hollingshead. We were hearing a lot about youth in the area needing spaces to hang out and do creative, positive things and feel welcome."
The Drumheller Public Library had decided to not close the doors for a week to rearrange sections in the past month. The library community and staff have been working around it.
"There's two ways you can do the massive space changes. You close down the library and you really go hard for a week or you do it slowly and somewhat awkwardly but you keep everything available for people to keep using. That is what we wanted. It looked strange, but people were still able to browse all of the sections and collect books," said Emily Hollingshead.
The move of the youth section has had positive feedback, and the library is getting very close to having a celebration and invitation to the public, at the end of April, to come and see the changes that were made.
"We have moved our juvineille and teen from our space near the front of the library to the back of the library where the non fiction, was which gives them lots more space and gives them more freedom to make noise. Whereas, where the teens used to be, is going to be a quiet space for studying and reading," said Hollingshead.