Library unveils improved lobby, atrium
June 7, 2012 2:32PM
Patrons browse the updated “new fiction” section at Oak Lawn Public Library.| Supplied Photo
Updated: July 11, 2012 6:01AM
Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., recently unveiled a new floor plan for the atrium and lobby area.
Library officials said the improved design provides better patron service from a more functional, efficient and intimate circulation area, and showcases library-wide materials on new face-out shelving that allows patrons to browse and explore various genres and authors.
Features of this new space include an open floor plan in the lobby that highlights inter-departmental displays of new items, an extensive new fiction section and a centerpiece feature wall shelving unit that will exhibit themed items from throughout the library.
The new features also include two new display centers in the lobby/hallway on the southeast side of the first floor — one for juvenile graphic novels and the other for new audiovisual items.
New features also include a new, smaller circulation desk with an oval shape that frees up floor space for display units and seating and allows for more efficient customer service for checkout of library materials.
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