On May 6, 2020 the Library Board of Trustees voted to “pause” work on our Children’s Room Project (ChiRP!) while our community focuses on the effects and after-effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A discussion about when to resume work on the ChiRP! Project will take place at the November, 2020 meeting of the Library Trustees.
The Cary Library Children’s Room Project is crucial to the library’s ability to provide innovative, inclusive, and safe programs for Lexington families. We look forward to a time when we can resume this important work.
Please help us as we begin our planning for a complete renovation of our busy Children’s Room! During March and April we’re inviting children and their caregivers to tell us what you love about coming to the library and what things you would like to see in a newly renovated space. We know your family is very busy! There are lots of ways for you to contribute ideas and suggestions - so please use the one that works best for you!
- To understand the three primary drivers of this project, please read: Why do we need to renovate our Children’s Room?
- To kick-off our planning process, Alissa Lauzon, our Head of Youth Services, sent this letter to the community.
Participate in person
Future of the Children’s Room Input Session - Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Drop by our Large Meeting Room/Children’s Room anytime to navigate our Wall of Questions. There are lots of activities, behind the scenes tours, and a special surprise for each child who participates!
Staff Office Hours - various dates/times
We’ll be setting up a table in the hall outside some of our regularly scheduled programs. Staff will be on hand to talk about the project, and record your ideas.
One on One Appointments - at your convenience
If you’d like a chance to talk privately to library staff about your ideas for the new space, or specific needs your child may have, please complete our feedback form with your contact information and we will reach out to you to find a time that works with your schedule.
Complete a Survey
We're asking kids to share their ideas for the new Children's Room, and we also want to hear from adults:
NOTE: If you can’t complete the survey online, we will have paper copies available at the Children’s Room desk.
Answer the Question of the Week!
Questions begin the week of February 24 and will be posted on this page each week.
Share Your Thoughts
If you prefer a more freeform way to share your ideas - you can share your thoughts to send any and all ideas/suggestions to our staff.
Thank you for your overwhelming support of Cary Library - and thank you in advance for helping us imagine a new space that is joyful, vibrant, participatory, and inclusive.