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Woodbury Public Library Holds Children’s Department Soft Reopening

Woodbury Public Library Reference & Technology Librarian Tom Borysiewicz gets a computer ready for the soft reopening of the Children's Department. The official grand reopening of the Jack Naylor Children's Library will be held on October 21.

Woodbury Public Library Reference & Technology Librarian Tom Borysiewicz gets a computer ready for the soft reopening of the Children’s Department. The official grand reopening of the Jack Naylor Children’s Library will be held on October 21.

WOODBURY – It’s open… unofficially. The Woodbury Public Library re-opened the newly-named Jack Naylor Children’s Library today, about 5 and a half weeks after is closed for renovations.

Naylor, the benefactor of the project, passed away in 2008, and left the Town of Woodbury $50,000 for renovations to the children’s library. The money had since sat in the Connecticut Community Foundation as the library decided what to do with it. With interest, the amount grew to $77,000.

Head Children’s Librarian Bonnie Knapik told Just Woodbury that there is still some signage and furniture missing, but that should all be in place in time for the official grand re-opening on October 21.

Regulars will notice some of the differences. For example, the center of the library is more open, and now houses all of the department’s computer stations. And the activity center now has modern, more portable furniture, which will allow flexibility in setup depending on what activities are taking place.

And the children’s department itself is now a lot more colorful.

Check out our 2-minute video tour and photo gallery of the Jack Naylor Children’s Library. Click here for the photo gallery.

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