Young people realize immediately when a library space has been well-designed and appointed just for them. Their caregivers appreciate when their child can lead them into a space that they can activate themselves. Great children’s areas are a launching point to get kids running toward becoming lifelong readers; and reading, as it turns out, is brain food. Research shows that reading aids in brain development, especially in a child’s first five years of life. When kids read and are read to, their brain cells start looking for connections– existing links are strengthened while new links are formed.