With the launch of Bibliopolis U over at DL for the college students, we decided to revamp the church library over at Gracepoint Berkeley church, and create some inviting reading spaces for all of us post-college readers, too! Unfortunately, we don’t have any “before” pictures, but you can use your imagination. It was basically one large room that was used primarily as a hallway between the two wings of HB. We started by rearranging the furniture that was already in the room, sliding Bibliopolis Adult Extension over to the other side to make room for the bookstore, which we moved in its entirety over into the room! We celebrated the Grand Opening of the new Library Bookstore with a Praxis Book Fair.
It’s been great to see people reading there throughout the day and night. There are signs to point you towards the Bookstore, Bibliopolis Adult Extension lending library, and there’s also the main church library too. It’s only a *little* confusing, but it’s a work in progress. 🙂 Hope you can come and visit the space soon. And there’s almost always classical music playing. Just sayin’!
Today is National Read Across America Day, or Dr. Seuss Day. He would have been 112 today, and to commemorate his birthday, school children all across the nation don red & white striped hats, and have fun, reading-centered celebrations at school and in their communities. At different Bibliopolis branches across our Gracepoint churches, we celebrated too. We have something special planned to share with you all, but it’s not ready yet. In the mean time, here’s a picture.
What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? While I’m not a fan of all of his books, The Lorax is probably at the top of my list. Deep stuff.
After the book fairs, we began setting up Bibliopolis U at DL in Berkeley. We converted the Glass Room into what is being called…the Glass Room. 🙂 Original, I know, but names are hard to change. Anyway, today’s post shows its transformation.
Hope you can stop by to read, browse, or converse in our new space! It’s definitely a work in progress. Maybe we should bring Bibliocafe here!