One of the things I’ve missed the most during this pandemic is going to the library. Earlier this week, it hit me that other than the months I was in Marine Corps boot camp, this is the longest I’ve gone without setting foot inside of a library in my life.
There was also a moment of disappointment when I thought I wouldn’t have a library visit to share with you this month but — hurrah! — my procrastination has paid off. I had photos tucked away on my phone from a visit to the Essex Library in Essex, Connecticut from earlier this year. I spent a few hours working there one Saturday afternoon while my wife had business in town.
If you’re in the area or passing through, Essex is a great village to check out. In addition to the library, there’s The Griswold Inn, which has been in operation since 1776 (dining reservations usually needed and they have an excellent gift shop right across the street), the Connecticut River Museum, and so many other neat historic and natural sights to see.
Send me on a mission!
Is there a Connecticut or New England library you’d like me to visit? Let me know! I’ll do my best to make it there and report back here.
To see a list of the libraries on this blog, click here.