The revitalized Milner Library will feature a children's library more than three times the size of the original space (over 11,000 square feet).
The Shelley Milner Children's Library will be flexible and open-ended. Children can explore, experiment and conduct their own play! They will also be able to experience and access collections of books, movies, comics, reference materials, music and more.
Children's Play Spaces
Learning through play can be a powerful experience. Our spaces will be comfortable and fun with an indoor play space—children will be able to do what they do best: PLAY!
They will be able to:
- Interact with fixed structures and loose parts in creative ways
- Learn through doing
- Develop spatial awareness
- Explore their physical limits
- Manipulate objects
- Develop gross and fine motor skills
- Socialize and collaborate with other children
The new children's library will include the following interactive structures to encourage discovery and learning:
Children, parents and caregivers will be able to explore digital literacy through:
Our new children’s makerspace will provide even more collaborative opportunities for all children including school and community groups.
It will be a dedicated space for making activities focused on developing hands-on experiences for children with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) classes and events that leverage robotics, circuitry kits and more.
There will be more opportunities than ever before for parents, caregivers and children to connect, learn and grow.