Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love by Karen Christensen

By Karen Christensen

The 1st publication to sing the praises of the libraries we adore, center of the group: The Libraries we adore is a beautiful espresso desk publication showcasing one of many icons of yankee lifestyles, the general public library. 80 libraries chosen from over three hundred nominations, enormous quantities of pictures, and introductory essays via Henry Winkler and Mary Pope Osborne. contains recognized authors favourite libraries and poignant tales of ways libraries--great and small--have survived and thrived in view that colonial instances. an excellent stroll via American structure, tradition, and neighborhood. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Camden Public Library in Maine to Z. J. Loussac Public Library in Alaska, the United States s libraries are the center of our groups. This wondrous choice of tales and pictures contains 80 libraries selected from 1000s of nominations from around the usa and Canada. The entries comprise huge city libraries just like the Boston Public Library, with 6.1 million books, and town Library of Salt Lake urban, positioned in Library sq., a complete urban block occupied via the library, cultural firms, a espresso store, and deli. at the different finish of the spectrum is the small yet powerful Bayliss Library in Glenn, California open simply 8 hours per week the place volunteers and execs have stored their rural library from final time and time back. You ll locate tales from the oldest libraries in the US, just like the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Massachusetts, in addition to from a few of the most up-to-date, equivalent to the barren region Broom department of the Phoenix Public Library, in-built 2005, and the Village department in Lexington, Kentucky, which opened in 2004 in a handy storefront situation. artistic power abounds through the publication. The Aztec Library, for instance, capitalized on an alleged flying saucers touchdown to elevate the $2 million wanted for a variety. One library used to be a teach station and one other the house of the realm struggle II journalist, Ernie Pyle. some of the libraries ar

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The garden is filled with flowers of varying shades of blue to complement the marine theme. Native plants such as lupine, sea lavender, blue flag, and wild roses flourish. [\ The best of my education has come from the public library . . my tuition fee is a bus fare and once in a while, five cents for an overdue book. You don’t need to know very much to start with, if you know the way to the public library. —Lesley Conger The Camden Public Library publishes a newsletter about pro-­ grams and events, many of which are geared toward discovering the joy of reading.

P. Morgan, wife of investment banker and financier John Pierpont Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, a respected member of the community, opened a small reading room and circulating library in the village, the first of three library buildings that have occupied the same site. £ • Two Little . . The library was so severely damaged it had to be torn down. Two years later a small red brick building was constructed on the site. The new library had a complete children’s room in the basement, and the book collection was renewed and expanded.

Pittsburgh Photographic Library: More than 100,000 negatives and prints that are a visual history of the city of Pittsburgh from its origin through its industrial development and renais-­ sance. The department also maintains a small circulating col-­ lection of pictures of Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh subjects. Genealogy and Heraldry: Family histories; census enumera-­ tion schedules of Pennsylvania, 1790–1920; a surname index file; Pittsburgh newspaper marriage and death notice indexes; city directories.

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