Library Visits


 

I love all kinds of libraries — from small-town libraries to huge university libraries. My wife and I regularly take road trips, so I thought it would be fun and possibly of interest to fellow library lovers to post pictures of libraries I encounter on our travels.

Sometimes libraries are closed when I stumble upon them and I’ve started titling those posts “Library Stops.” When I get to walk around inside a library and take interior shots, I title those posts “Library Visits.” 

In an effort not to bother patrons or post photos in which individuals are easily identifiable, I often don’t take pictures of the entire interior of a library. As a result, these posts are not necessarily comprehensive library tours. If you should notice yourself in a photo and want me to blur your image, just let me know.

This list is organized by state and then by town or city.

ALASKA
Juneau
Sitka

CONNECTICUT
Bethlehem
Branford
Chester
Derby
Guilford 
Hamden
Milford
Mystic
New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
New Haven, The Institute Library (guest post on The Emerald City Book Review)
New London 
Norfolk
Norwich (old Otis Library, 1850)
Salisbury (guest post on Book Bloggers International)
Westbrook 

ILLINOIS
Arlington Heights
Atlanta
Belvidere
Chicago (Blackstone)
Chillicothe (old Carnegie, 1915)
Chillicothe (new public, 2005)
Dwight
Freeport (Featuring 3 libraries)
Galena
Hines (Veterans Hospital)
Riverside

IOWA
Dubuque
Iowa City

MAINE
Ogunquit Memorial Library
Seal Harbor

MASSACHUSETTS
Buckland
Northampton (Forbes Library)

NEBRASKA
Beatrice (old Carnegie, 1904)
Beatrice (new Public, 1991)
Hastings
Plattsmouth
Red Cloud

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Jaffrey

NEW YORK
Katonah
Manhattan The Morgan

Manhattan New York City Main Branch
Manhattan The New York Society Library (Manhattan)

RHODE ISLAND
Westerly

VERMONT
Manchester Center

WASHINGTON
Seattle (Fremont)
Seattle (private community)

2 replies

  1. What a great idea! Love it so much, and definitely considering starting one of my own. Even more so, as a librarian-by-day book blogger.
    Hello, by the way (I'm here via the Dewey's Readathon signup list.) The best part of the Readathon is getting to know other bookish folks and their blogs.
    Happy reading!

  2. Thanks for visiting, Elizabeth! I hope you do start a library related feature! I wasn't active on my blog during the readathon this time, but I'm off to check out your blog now.

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