I’m an avid reader and I remember the first book I read — Mogli.
I do not visit the downtown library since renovations were completed.
It’s very medicinal-looking, with a machine to log you in and no discussion of any new books. And they have moved all adult books upstairs.
As a senior, I liked the pre-renovated library, the books and social atmosphere.
I choose now to go to the North Kamloops library.
It’s so friendly and people chat socially, exchange titles in lineups and trade information on books.
It also has comfortable chairs to sit on while reading.
I miss our old downtown library.
The renovations are for the future, I guess. But I don’t think the new look will encourage younger readers.