One area where there is particular pride is a new multi-use room, currently unnamed, which has a fireplace and is designed to encourage people to "sit down and read." The room, established in honor of Bob Ribchester, a former board member, also houses materials from the Yorkton Chapter of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society www.parkland.lib.sk.ca/genealogy.htm. The space represents the library’s ideal of becoming a "third space", a place other than home and work where people come to spend time and are comfortable.
This sounds like a great idea to have a room like this in a library.
Congratulations, Yorkton Public Library, and Happy Library Lover's Month to all!
Talk about books, have you had a chance to read about my booklets on the War of 1812 and on migration?
I have just published two booklets - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States, and Migration: Canada and the United States.
They are available for purchase through Global Genealogy at http://globalgenealogy.com/, the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/, and now, in the U.S., from the Family Roots Publishing Company at http://www.familyrootspublishing.com/.
For more on the booklets, go to http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2012/01/booklet-1-war-of-1812-canada-and-united.html and http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2012/01/booklet-2-migration-canada-and-united.html