Tomahawk Public Library receives grant to complete updates to children’s area
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Public Library (TPL) recently wrapped on numerous updates to its children’s area, thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Valley Library Service.
Funds from the grant were also received by the Rib Lake Public Library, TPL’s collaborating partner.
“The grant was designed for two libraries to come together to collaborate and create early literacy spaces in each of their libraries,” TPL explained in a release last week. “A space where kids and their grownups can come and talk, sing, read, write, and play together.”
Each library was tasked with coming up with a vision for their respective spaces, TPL said. TPL sought to “celebrate the importance of nature by bringing the outdoors indoors.”
The new and improved children’s area features bright blue walls, similar to the color of the sky, along with puffy white clouds and a cabin.
“Although the (COVID-19) pandemic created delays and made an open house celebration at each location impossible, it is still important to share this exciting and positive news,” TPL stated. “The Children’s Area at the Tomahawk Public Library is currently blocked off from use as the effects of the pandemic continue, but once the world is healthy again and we are back to regular open hours, we look forward to seeing kids and their grownups spending time here playing and learning together.”
To view a video of the updates, visit www.tomahawk.lib.wi.us or visit Tomahawk Public Library’s Facebook page.