A study room for the family

Family room

Ruby Schares, 7, uses a computer in Parks Library's family-friendly room Monday while her parents, Stephanie and Eric Schares (a Parks Library employee), look on with her siblings, Rose, 9, and June, 2. The family-friendly room, located on the lower level of the library, is a place anyone with a Net-ID who is a caregiver can bring children to learn and play while they study. The room can be reserved online. It's equipped with two adult workstations with universal docking stations, a black and white printer, whiteboards and markers. Photos by Christopher Gannon.


Rose Schares builds a tower in the Parks Library family-friendly room, which can be reserved online, while her sister, Ruby, plays on a computer. The room features child-sized furniture, toys and a computer for children with educational software.


Eric Schares helps his daughters build a structure in Parks Library's family-friendly room. The room is large enough for two adults and up to six children. It's located near the children's book collection on Tier 1. It's also near family restrooms and a lactation room. The room can be reserved online.