Merced County: This isn’t exactly your grandparents’ library

From Los Banos Enterprise

“Is this your grandfather’s library? The answer to that question, a paraphrase of a car commercial tagline, is “no.” And “yes.”There are so many new things happening at the Los Banos public library, persons of earlier generations might not recognize it. Besides brighter colors, newer furniture, current books and upgraded computers, the library has children’s programs, young adult programs, Lego Time, Movie Time, puppet and bubble shows, and the most recent addition, a Veterans Connect Center.Meanwhile, the library provides everything it did for previous generations: a wide variety of books for children and adults, magazines, local and regional newspapers, and library professionals providing friendly help behind the circulation counter.For people like me, a grandfather who has fond memories of libraries going back seven decades, the Los Banos branch of the Merced County Library (on Seventh Street near Pacheco Boulevard) is still my library.”