|The local library at night (from net)|
|Oliver holding Maya's hand while listening to a story|
|Maya playing with a puzzle|
|Ash trees used as support beams|
|Pretty glass mosaic|
|Maya likes to play with the bicycle rack|
About 5-6 years ago, the emerald ash borer killed all the ashes in Ann Arbor. In some parts of our neighborhood, half of the trees lining the streets were ashes. I had a huge ash just off my property line (thankfully as it would have been expensive to cut it myself) When the library was built, they tried to use as much of these dead ashes as possible building it. Out of the Ashes...they call the branch.
The local branch used to be much closer but it was in an ageing strip mall. This place is much more attractive but one has to go up a good sized hill to get there.
Afterwards, the kids were all at our house. Daniel went for a bike ride with me.