Today, I bring you libraries, because.... well, I don't really know why... I just love them. And a few weeks ago, I asked my friends, 30 of my closest friends to please take pictures of their libraries and send them to me. 3 of them did!! I thought since they went to all that hard work, I should share.
THANK YOU FRIENDS for taking your time.
Libraries are having a tough time of things in this economy. Some counties are cutting hours that they are open, cutting funding for books and tech material.
Kind of off subject, but we live in rural Nevada and we have a book mobile program to reach ranching communities that are 90 miles out and more. We are in danger of losing our Bookmobile program.
Fun info about the Bookmobiles in the United States:
While bookmobile services have slightly declined over the past two decades, the bookmobile remains an integral part of the American cultural landscape. With the exception of Maine, all U.S. states offer traveling branch library service, with Kentucky leading the pack at 98 bookmobiles!
I say YAY Kentucky!!
and now...on to the libraries (whose funding I hope never gets cut):
(fair warning...there are lots of pictures)
the little library in my little town. Nevada.
Then we'll travel to California
then to Montana
About the "old" library:
The Old Library Gallery is a retail fine art gallery featuring original art work by Montana artists and fine craftsmen. We offer originals in graphite pencil, pastels, oils, watercolors, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood, cards, and unique made in Montana gift items. All work is by professional full time artists.Featured artist, Don Greytak, pencil originals and signed limited edition prints all begin here!The Gallery is located in one of the oldest historic buildings in town, a former 1914 two story brick Carnegie Library.
The new library is called "Havre-Hill County City Library". (Havre is in Hill County)
and off to Pennsylvania
The front picture of our library looks very much like other PA libraries built by Andrew Carnegie at the turn of the century.
the side view is where you actually enter the library and this addition has the majority of the books for as small as it is.
the old section is lots of wood paneling, big windows and cold, has the seating area, periodicals and adult fiction.
In the basement is the children's, books for sale room, and meeting rooms. you can't see but the edition has a southwest
look to it, with tiles at the top or something. Totally not in character with the rest of the building or anything around these parts.
it just looks wrong.
and back to Washington State where I grew up:
This is the new library--the new branch.
It's even open on SUNDAYS!! I love a community who knows the value of being open when needed.
This tho, is the library downtown (same town) where I would ride my bike all summer and do the SUMMER READING PROGRAM. I loved that so much.
Want to see inside the 'new' library?
Even tho I love the library where I live--this seems much more efficient than what we do.
We don't trust people to do express checkout. (laughing at myself because I am on the library board here)
If I could pick my favorite look--it would be the older buildings or the brand new/modern looking buildings for the library.
Do you love your library?
If you send me your pic I'll post it. Or if you post it yourself, send me the link.
I love to see how they look.