Next, we went back upstairs to a sitting area where we met up with the other group to have a snack of biscuits and juice or water. While we were having our snack, Natalie, the library assistant that helps a lot with the children’s library, came and talked to us because the children’s library was being used during our visit. She told us about the different programs that they do there. After that, he gave us a tour of the rest of the library where they have the London collection, the crime collection, fiction, nonfiction, and more. In their London collection, they have a lending book that dates back to 1739. Also, they have about 200,000 books for lending with self-service machines that the patrons can use to renew or to checkout materials.
This library was one of my favorites to visit because first: it is a public library and we had not visited many in our time here and second: our tour guide. He made the tour. He was funny and informative and you could tell that he has good relationships with his coworkers just by how they interacted with each other. Also, it was nice to see how public libraries differentiate from academic and special collection libraries.