The East Bend Library is the Deschutes County library system is a good example of a library adapting to its community's needs. It is in what I assume is a relatively inexpensive strip mall space but didn't skimp on its architectural welcome. Inside warm woods are mixed in with other materials, creating a welcoming environment. It is a well-weeded, clean library and although it is technically a branch library, it was bustling. To one side of the central checkout area (corner) is the children's area, where there were materials and programs aplenty. To the other side is the adult wing which has plenty of comfy chairs and updated areas to surf the 'net. The print materials were up to date and plentiful, however the circulation librarian I spoke to said that over 50% of their materials circulate virtually (i.e. downloadable audiobooks, music and movies.) That's impressive. I took into account the leading edge that this part of Oregon is in terms of education, literacy and income, and it makes sense. I asked her what their primary challenge was and she said without hesitation-parking! It gets crowded here when they are busy. I was there on a so-so day and noticed it wasn't easy to get a space. Having worked at a library where this was always an issue as well, I felt her pain.