The lending library is moving…
Yesterday I was at The Discovery Center with my kids and was talking with TDC’s executive director about our lending library storage space. As many of you know, we’ve been renting space from TDC to store the items in our lending library of educational resources. Through a discussion of our needs as well as TDC’s needs, I decided to accept their offer of using the small office space they have at the top of their classroom building (the Johnston building, which is the building right next to the space capsule on their property at 1944 N. Winery).
This is a win-win situation as TDC has a need for more storage space on their office side of the street (which is where our lending library is currently located), and we have a need for a more indoors room, since the current space is sort of a mini-garage and has issues with accumulating dust/dirt and spiders.
By moving our library across the street, we will be within an indoor room (not so much dust/spiders) and the really big bonus is that the building is alarmed! Awhile back we had a break-in to our current space, which is not as secure, and some of our donated items were stolen and the remaining items ransacked a bit. So by moving across the street to the alarmed Johnston building, this will be much less likely to ever occur again. (Not that we have anything left that is worth the cash that a burglar would be interested in…but as we want to start adding bigger-ticket items soon, this is a very real concern in the future.)
So I will update here when we do get things moved over and the library is ready for visitors! This will be a big process, so it will be a little while, but it will be so much better for our purposes so I’m VERY excited about this!