The Commack Branch of the Smithtown Library reopened for business on Thursday, April 14th, featuring an updated teen space and a new children’s wing. The teen section features high tables for laptop use and, by a brand new window, comfortable seating in soft, inviting shades of brown and turquoise. In the children’s room, local artist Jeff Fisher has created medieval-themed murals and will be continuing his work in the other branches as well. The space includes 6 computers for children in a purple knight-themed carousel. No longer tucked away in the basement, the children’s department has large windows that bathe the room in natural light, even on a rainy Saturday in April.
This is my home library. I have fond memories of browsing in the “secret” children’s biography nook and reading treasures such as Tiger Eyes and Deenie by Judy Blume in the teen space (before it was upstairs). I thought of these memories as I took in the lively scene: families reading together, kids playing “giant” checkers, teens browsing for books and children using the computers.
Congratulations to the staff and community of the Smithtown Library for making wonderful improvements to a much-loved branch!