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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

El Toro Library

OC Public Libraries: El Toro Branch
24672 Raymond Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630


This library was good-sized and I particularly liked that it had lots of tables inside to do homework or study. The individual study tables had outlets to charge your laptop. It was quite busy even though I was there on a Sunday. There were lots of children’s videos and DVDs. A community room was also located in the back (you had to exit the main library to get to it). There was enough parking space, which is particularly helpful on a busy day.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tustin Library

OC Public Libraries: Tustin Branch
345 E. Main Street,
Tustin, CA 92780

This was a large and spacious library. There were lots of comfy chairs inside. It was aesthetically pleasing from the outside as well as the inside. There was ample parking space so there should not be a problem on busy days.I could see lots of advertisements for events and workshops. One of them was for a mediation group that met once a week. I think that’s such a great way to bring more people to the library while also teaching them important techniques.



A large kids area called the “Elizabeth Anne Macpherson Children’s Learning Center” boasts a good-sized collection of books with a separate space for young kids to study and read. An additional section was solely devoted to teens and study tables were strategically placed for convenience. Although there was a large number of computers visible when you enter the library, there was an additional computer lab in the back for special classes offered. Private study rooms were also located for groups to meet. There was also a copy machine in a separate room.

What I particularly liked about the library was the courtyard with lots of seating space where one could sit, relax, and read.



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