Shared by Julie O'Malley
I think Noyes has expanded a bit, because it draws from a larger area. It’s not just the people in Kensington; it’s really a huge community that comes and uses the library. It’s a chance to come and meet other parents with little kids. You get to know them, make friends with people, and discuss similar issues and questions about kids. Lots of times I’ll go in there and I'll be reading a story. Then two or three other kids will come over to listen: that kind of thing happens. I think that Noyes still carries the same weight now. It’s still the central point of the community, because no matter how old you are, your children are still the center of the community. So for them to have a place to gather right there is ideal.