Although my family frequents the Northwest Regional Library, almost on a weekly basis, I realized I still needed to write a blog post about it!
The Northwest Regional Library is a very popular spot. Located on Bullard Ave, across from the Baseball fields and next to the huge park, it gets a lot of traffic. I have to say it is very well maintained. By accident, I went to the Library one day during a baseball game and there was someone directing traffic and making sure that everyone who entered the parking area was actually using it for Library purposes!
In the entrance to the library is the “shop” where they have all of their donated books for sale. There are some great deals on the books here. To the left is a huge room that they hold the classes in. Unfortunately we haven’t gone to one yet, but it will be soon!
If you go to the right when you enter, you will see the book check in machine. Yes, you check in the books yourself. My kids love doing it, and its a great practice in patience and waiting for the “green light” to put in the next book.
The library is one big area with very few dividers of sections. There are lots of computers for patrons to use and a big children’s section, which is where Dimples and I headed. If you haven’t been to this library in a few months, you might notice some changes in the children’s area. It has new rugs and chairs and a few new toys, with bright, welcoming patterns.
A lively rug for those crawlers to play on.
Here’s a view (from the floor!) of the children’s section. They have a wide variety of books (of course), videos and music CDs! We have extremely basic cable, so we catch up on a lot of the Disney and Nickelodeon shows by borrowing them here.
Dimples was showing the collection of board books available. I love how its nice and easy for toddlers to grab them!
There’s also a nice collection of wooden blocks for the preschool/early elementary aged kids.
Along with computers for children to use and do educational programming on, tNorthhere are a ton of classes that are available! There is no divider for keeping the children in the children’s area, so the can wonder throughout the library, which is a bit of downside when you are outnumbered!
16089 N. Bullard Ave.
Surprise, AZ 85379