Bemus Point Library Opens Children’s Green Space
BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point Library opened its fenced in green space recently.
It will be used for children’s programming outside the library. It is said that giving children the freedom to play outdoors helps them to feel happier and calmer. Playing outdoors also means that children naturally get vitamin D which is proven to help improve mood and create a positive mental attitude.
Phase one of this project was to fence in the area. A four-foot-high aluminum ornamental fence was installed with two gates equipped with child safety latches. Money from the Give Big CHQ was used toward the purchase of the fence. Phase two of this project is to obtain furniture and other equipment. The goal is to have that in place by the summer of 2020.
“It was such a lovely day we decided to bring our summer story time outside to our newly developed fenced in Green Space. It was a hit with the children” said Shannon Donovan, library director.
The project team includes Jon Stahley, Jim Steber, Mark Conover, Ron Carson, Sharon Grossman, Barb Vogan, Jo Haumesser, Nancy Thoman and Shannon Donovan.