Like the pun in the title today? Me too! I was overcome by genius on that one... ha ha! Today I ventured over to the South East side of the city for a visit to the J.S. Wood (JSW) branch.
JSW is located on the corner of Landsdowne Ave and Taylor Street. It's conveniently located across from a Fire Hall so they'll be okay, just in case!
So when you walk in the doors (wheel chair accessible of course!) you immediately see the circ desk - how easy is that?! To the right is a wonderfully sunny reading room - TONS of windows, great for reading! :) To the left is the Children's section, a very large section - it probably takes up about 1/3 of the entire library! It's got really cool green fabric hanging from the ceiling that looks like trees inside. There's also lots of toys and activities for the children to enjoy while you peruse the stacks. Beyond the children's section is the Adult/Young Adult/Juvenile Fiction. The way they've got it set up, they do kind of run into each other. HOWEVER... Everything is wonderfully and clearly labelled so you know where you are and what you are looking at. I like that especially in the non-fiction section, it will have the Dewey number, as well as a label that says what's in that section! Yay for organization!
Past that is a small bank of computers, the cd's/dvd section and the paperback fiction section. And yet again, at the very back of the library is the non-fiction. Very nicely labelled of course! JSW also has lots of programs for all ages as well. One that piqued my interest was the Sleepy Time stories for Toddlers every Tuesday night.
I have to say that this branch has been my favourite so far. Although it's not very spacious, the collection is incredible. My very favourite part at this branch was the paperback Science Fiction/Fantasy section... it was SO big! (TWSS!) Not only was it a pretty large collection, most of the books were brand new and never been cracked... So of course I had to check out a couple to take home and be the first person to read them!
If you ever get a chance, check out JSW on the south east side!