Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monthly Board Meeting March 1

The Broadmoor Board will meet on Thursday, March 1 at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CALS Library for Children

Lights are shining on the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Children's Library Initiative project at 4800 West 10th Street. A tree on the site was lighted in November, and continues to highlight the work that has progressed. The structural steel is being erected, and roof beams are now being placed. The slab for the lower level has been poured, and the project is on schedule for the upper floor slab to pour very soon. Interior finishes are being selected, with the products and colors chosen for the countertops and the flooring carpet, tile, and cork.

Library staff is currently designing programming with Arkansas Out of School Network (AOSN), Arkansas Children's Hospital, Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood (CLRPN), the Clinton School of Public Service, and other organizations in preparation for the opening of the facility in early 2013. The library will offer programming for infants through middle school-aged children, including Storytime, crafts, music, and book clubs. The opening of the children's library will allow CALS to expand the number and types of programs available for children. Public computers and a computer lab will allow more children to learn how to use and have access to computers and the Internet. Computer safety classes will teach them, and their parents, how to access the Internet safely.

Other planned features of the facility and site include a kitchen, gardens, and a greenhouse that will provide opportunities for enrichment activities for children in a wide variety of areas which cannot be duplicated currently by any other single organization. Located south of I-630 between the Pine/Cedar and Fair Park exits, the new Children's Library will help anchor the renewal of the 12th Street Corridor Revitalization Project.

A rendering and recent photos of the site are available here. Find CALS's calendar of events at www.cals.org.