I visited the Guilford Free Library in early December 2011. It was a weekday afternoon and the librarians were all busy with patrons, so I didn’t talk to anyone, but the place has a very friendly and open vibe…. Read More ›
Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street Westerly, Rhode Island 02981 Library website Established: 1892 to commemorate the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. Land and $25,000 seed money donated by Stephen Wilcox. Opened: August 15, 1894 Original… Read More ›
New York Public Library Main Branch Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Foundation stone laid: November 10, 1902 Dedication ceremony by President Taft: May 23,1911 First day open ( May 24, 1911) saw 30,000-50,000 visitors Design & construction: Carrère & Hastings Construction… Read More ›
Taylor Memorial Library 5 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460 Built: 1894 Built by: Henry Taylor as a memorial to his mother Designed by: Joseph W. Northrup Style: Richardsonian Romanesque Inspired by the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts which… Read More ›
One of the most beautiful libraries that I’ve stumbled upon in my travels. The Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT is a must see for library and 19th century architecture enthusiasts.
Hastings Public Library 517 West 4th Street Hastings, Nebraska 68901 Built: sometime in the early 1960s (source) Collection: 145,924 volumes Circulation: 234,697 items per year Serves: 31,151 residents Visit the Hastings Public Library website here Date visited: March… Read More ›
Plattsmouth Public Library 401 Avenue A Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048 Carnegie Grant Awarded: June 1, 1915 Built: 1916 Building Cost: $12,500 Operating income (2010?): $281,921 Current holdings: Books: 38,390 Audio materials: 872 Videos: 735 Serial publications: 89 Serves: 6,867 residents… Read More ›