Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Snaptshot

I love to go where no man has gone before---seeking out the little, the lost, the lonely---the branch library.

Beowawe is a small, small Nevada ranching community. Not a town, just a gathering place with a volunteer fire dept, a branch library and a community hall.   In rural Nevada there are small ranching communities all over....every few hundred miles or so.
The Handyman and I went on a drive last weekend and stopped in Beowawe.  We pass by it all the time, but this time we stopped to snap some pictures. 
These little community branch libraries serve such a good purpose.  They even have summer reading programs and ranch kids will ride their horses in to be able to participate.

(I'm not sure what that is in front --- it looks like a small cannon. Well, I guess, we are the Battle Born state, so.... ? ?   I didn't notice it when I stopped to take the photo, I was just so excited to see a library in the middle of nowhere)

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Susan Lindquist said...

Haha! I love that you tuned right in on the library! Did you go inside or was it closed when you passed through the crossroads? With interlibrary loan, these little branch libraries are just as hooked into what's new and popular in literature as Washington of New York's library branches! Amazing, isn't it?

As for visiting, come East some time!

Karen said...

I love to drive and just get lost and end up finding something neat. Open Thursdays 10-2 :)

Elizabeth said...

How fun. The library looks so cool.

How many books were inside?

THANKS for sharing. I love these photos.

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bermudaonion said...

Oh, I bet those little branch libraries are wonderful! The librarian probably knows all of her patrons.

grammajudyb said...

What a great idea to take pictures of libraries. That could be a challenge idea. I'm so glad that even small communities still have libraries. So many suffer budget cuts these days.

Vicki said...

How neat is that little library? And I love that the kids ride their horses for the summer reading programs!

I'd love to travel and see the different libraries all over the U.S.!

Peggy Ann said...

That is so cool! My sister-in-law is a librarian and loves to visit libraries when on trips, I'll have to show her this wee one!

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