We live not too far from the Sunnyside Library and yet I had never been with the kids. When I heard they had reopened after a period of renovation it seemed like a perfect time to throw the kids in the stroller and go.
Was I ever glad I did! The new space is fabulous.
The kids section is in the basement. As my friend pointed out “It’s great because the kids can’t get in or out!”. The door to the stairs is too heavy for my young kids to open and as long as they don’t sneak into the elevator, they have free range of the floor. Which means I can slack off for a bit. Or as much as you can slack off in a room full of books with two kids that want to be read to.
The space is well laid out with a little nook with board books and picture books for the younger kids. The nook area also had a table and chairs, some colourful cubes to sit on and a magnetic story wall. Bliss!
It looks like they are still settling into the space, but with the addition of some more seating it will be perfect. I was happy to see an automatic book check out right there in the kids area so I don’t have to lug everything upstairs and then try to check out the books while also stopping my kids from running off and exploring a new part of the library.
We were there on a Monday morning and it was packed. And understandably so. We will be back!