Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A cool library post


When I saw this post on Carl V's blog (make sure you look at the whole post and scroll down to see the amazing photos) of the artwork on the walls of Kansas City's Central Public Library, I knew I had to link it here, as a sort of companion to my cool bookstores post. Because libraries are way better and cooler than bookstores. :-)

The above photo gives you an idea of what to expect. But be sure to check out Carl's post for more wonderful inside and outside photos.

8 comments:

  1. Isn't that library just incredible??? I don't think I'd ever leave it if that were here!

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  2. Yes - maybe you'd stop buying so many books! :-D

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  3. LOL! Highly doubtful, it would probably just lead to finding more books to buy...even when I do go to the library (now this is sad), I check out books, read them, and enjoy them so much that I buy myself a copy!

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  4. Ha! You are incorrigible. :-D

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  5. Libraries are cooler than bookstores when they're run by librarians like you! (Not the old biddies who discouraged me from ever touching a book, let alone checking it out. And, it still makes me shudder to think about fines for being late!) I can appreciate a library now, probably because I have a better perspective on what it takes to run one well. Plus, it's nice not to have to lay out the cash for a book, be disappointed in it, and then wonder where to store it. Or worse, who to give it to!

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  6. Well, thanks, Bellezza! I'm always so saddened and angered when I hear people's librarian horror stories. I swear I've never, ever shushed anyone! And when you think about it, even if you have to pay a couple dollars in fines, it's way less than the cost of even a paperback these days (which is what I tell myself when I incur a fine, anyway).

    My library happily accepts donations of used books - often we use them to replace missing, battered, or in-demand copies of books in the collection. Maybe yours does, too. I get immense geeky satisfaction when I can replace a falling-apart book with a pristine donated copy (I run around showing everyone at work, can you believe they put up with me?).

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  7. wow, that is just too cool!

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