Check out the Glen Carbon Centennial Library

I went to the Glen Carbon Centennial Library last night, and took my son Jack with me. I was there registering for a booth at their upcoming Ladies Night Out on March 7th. Have you been to the new library? I guess technically it is no longer “new” as it re-opened in it’s current location in October of 2004. However, it was the first time I had been there. My memories of the library were in the Historic Municipal Building.

The new building is AMAZING. You walk in to a beautiful lobby that you would expect to see in a high end hotel. Large cozy chairs in front of a beautiful gas fireplace. Just past that there is K cup coffee station for FREE (already better than Starbucks!). They do ask for a $1 donation to maintain their coffee supply.

As a mother of 2 small boys I immediately scanned the room for something child friendly. Just past the help desk there is a beautiful children’s book section. There is a toy area, and a video center that plays videos of puppets reading from different books that the library carries. Furthermore, there is a child classroom as well. The library hosts several children’s events in this room. Jack was in HEAVEN!

Just when things couldn’t get any better, “Mommy, I have to go potty” which is always an obstacle for us, as Jack is recently potty trained and has trouble in public bathrooms. So I prepare myself for the fight we are about to have as we walk to the nearby family restroom, take a deep breath and open the door to find this:

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I am not sure who was more excited when we walked in, but Jack immediately took care of what he needed to do and off we went. He liked it so much that we had to go 2 more times before we left the library.

So to make a long story short, if you are looking for a fun place to take your kids, check out the Glen Carbon Library. You do not have to live in Glen Carbon to visit or participate in any activities. If you have a library card from Collinsville or other local library, you can even rent books from them!

Go to the library!