City library getting closer to reopening stage

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

A little paint here, a sweep there, and slowly but surely the Slaton City Library gets closer and closer to being reopened.

New Librarian Cynthia Olivares was busy doing touch ups to the walls of the Library. Gone are the drab white walls, now replaced with blocks of turquoise, blue and yellow.

That said, she wasn’t sure what she wanted the space to look like when she took over the position. “It’s important since it will be a place I’ve got to love to look at, and I want patrons to enjoy it visually as well,” she said. “I hopped on Pinterest and scrolled through images and images for inspiration; I even searched through magazines looking at colors, designs, etc. before I settled on a color scheme. I sketched out my idea, and I think, painting has probably been happening for close to a month.”

She’s also had a person who has helped with the designs. “Santos has come in and helped with painting, caulking some cracks, and overall, he has done an amazing job and really helped speed things along,” Olivares added, saying she’d also like to have a couple of murals painted inside and outside the library. “I’d love a mural outside the library to attract people and let them know, ‘Hey, we’re here. Come inside!’,” she added.

Other plans include moving the children’s books closer to the children’s area to invite a more inviting atmosphere for the kids.

For more information, including a bit more about the new librarian, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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