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Library’s Children’s Department gets makeover

Eric Coulbourne, Children’s Librarian at the Great Bend Public Library, shows the two Early Literacy Stations for children 2-8 years old. The computer workstations were purchased with a grant from the State Library of Kansas, which also awarded a grant to the Ellinwood library.

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The Children’s Department at the Great Bend Public Library has a new look, thanks to several grants and gifts received in 2013.
Children’s Librarian Eric Coulbourne said staff started making the area brighter and cozier back in February by painting.
“We did one wall at a time,” he said Wednesday, while showing off the sturdy new furniture that arrived recently.
Back in February, Coulbourne was holding one of those giant facsimile checks from the Golden Belt Community Foundation. It represented a $1,100  grant made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation Youth Endowment and a special donation from ...


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