Monday, July 13, 2009

A peek inside the Schiavo Library

This Saturday I took a walk down to the new Schiavo Strathmere Library, to join as a member. I took some snaps to give you a peek inside.

The children's section has a nice selection of children's books and magazines, and the tv will be used for viewing DVDs and videos.

The team at the Schiavo Library are still working to get all of the donated books logged into their computer system and out on the shelves, but there is already a nice selection of books to check out. When you join as a member, there are books that you can check-out for 2 weeks, and there are 'Beach Books' which are in a special section. Those books you can just take and return whenever.

On the other side of the Library is a seating area to read the selections of newspapers and magazines provided by the Library.

More books and seating for reading.

There are 3 computers for members to use, great for checking your emails while you're on vacation.

There is a special display in this pretty case, showing momentos from the life of Rita Schiavo - a baby dress, a hat, photos and letters.

Throughout the library are vintage images of Strathmere, which I was asked and glad to provide from the website's collection of photos. The images were matted and framed by Dave Townsend, and they will be changed throughout the year.

Also, in the entranceway, there are display cases on each side which will house the Library's Mini Museum - rotating collections of Strathmere memorabilia and other collections.

For more information about becoming a member, please check out the Library website -

I'd like to remind everyone that the Rita C. Schiavo Memorial Library is funded only by the Estate of the late Rita Schiavo, along with membership fees and donations - which are greatly appreciated.

1 comment:

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Oh my gosh, these are wonderful photos! We will be in Strathmere (or, as I refer to it on my blog, Undisclosed Location) end of the month and I am so looking forward to visiting. It's been fun keeping up with the library via your blog and from my aunt (a Strathmere resident). Thanks so much for the sneak peek inside!