It’s now going to be one of my favorite places to write. Sure, the Starbucks I usually hit has a lively atmosphere, which can help set the mood for knocking out a fast, tense scene, but when you need to settle into the emotions of a character, loud music can stymie your progress. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking Starbucks. It is what it is, and that’s a coffee shop. It’s not pretending to be a quiet place for writers. And sometimes you need that.
The new Greenfield Library opened July 4th, 2009, and it’s got some great private study rooms, which I know will be the perfect retreat for me. No reservation, two hours, and longer if no one else is waiting. There are even vending machines and kitchenette nearby. What more could you ask for?
Here are some pictures of the new place. Kudos to those who made it happen. It looks great!