The central library still looks new with a classy design that looks contemporary to the train station called The Depot, which is nearby. It is across the street from the Children's Museum, which is also great entertainment.
Greensboro also has several branches throughout the city. Many have been renovated or are new. Most have a special focus in addition to the regular collection.
My favorite library branch is the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch in Price Park. What a fabulous idea to turn a former company's park for employee picnics into a library and public park. The building itself is styled like you would imagine a company get-away to be. I can't think of the word. Lodge? It has a screened-in porch, 2 community rooms, and a fireplace. It's special focus is nature, of course, in addition to the usual adult, youth, and children's collections. They also have numerous public PC stations. I can't praise the atmosphere or location enough.
The many services the Greensboro Public Library offers are also a big draw for me. I use the online library often to request books, movies, and audiotapes from other branches. I am then notified when they come to this branch for pick-up. I use the online library to renew items or place them on hold. As needed, I use online databases for research or business questions. You can get full-text of many articles this way.
As you can see, I'm a heavy user of the services, but I would recommend it for casual use as well. Great place to rest and relax and read the newspaper. Then, if you feel energetic, you can take the walking trails through the woods and by the pond.
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