More Book Nooks Added
North Lake County Public Library’s
Book Nook at the Wash N Go Laundromat
(Jery Walker photo)
North Lake County Public Library announces the placement of five additional “Book Nooks” throughout the Polson community.
Thanks in part to the Greater Polson Community Foundation, the library’s Book Nooks are now an established sight around town. A 2012 grant made it possible to place them Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, the Tribal Health Clinic, Beacon Tire, and the Wash N Go.
Now, because of an additional GPCF grant in 2013, five new nooks are now in place, at Les Schwab Tires, the Mission Valley Aquatic Center, Polson Bay Laundry, Community Bank, and a second location at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
Each Book Nook consists of a comfortable hardwood rocking chair and an eye-catching bookshelf filled with lightly used books for all ages. Attached signs urge users to “Take Time to Read,” and explain that readers may enjoy the books for the moment – or take them home to keep. Library staff member Jery Walker restocks the shelves weekly.
The grants have provided North Lake County Public Library with exceptional outreach opportunities. Book Nooks not only spread literacy, but also attract library non-users, encourage families to read together, provide public awareness about the benefit of libraries, and offer a great use for the many used books that come into the library.