Thanks to the efforts of our Friends of the Library president, Marty, the library had a solar bench added to the Reading Garden last week.  The bench was built by Solar Forma Design and donated by Xcel Energy.  What makes this bench special?  The solar charging cells on the back of the bench can be used to charge devices with the use of a USB cable.  Four devices can be connected at one time, which allows for multiple people to sit and enjoy the Reading Garden.  Recharging their mental energy while their device charges as well!

A small ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned by the Friends for later in the summer to thank Xcel Energy and Solar Forma Design, but for now the bench has been installed and is soaking up solar rays to help you charge your device the next time you are in need.