Library Visits

I love libraries. My wife and I regularly take road trips, so I thought it would be fun and possibly of interest to fellow book lovers to post pictures of libraries we encounter on our travels.

Sometimes libraries are closed when we stumble upon them and I’ve started titling those posts “Library Stops.” When I get to walk around the inside of a library and take interior shots, I title those posts “Library Visits.” I haven’t gone back and edited the earlier posts with external only photos, but just wanted to point out the distinction going forward.

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

ALASKA
Juneau
Sitka

CONNECTICUT
Bethlehem
Branford
Chester
Derby
Guilford 
Hamden
Milford
Mystic
New Haven, Beinecke
New London 
Norfolk
Norwich (old Otis Library, 1850)
Westbrook 

ILLINOIS
Arlington Heights
Atlanta
Belvidere
Chicago (Blackstone)
Chillicothe (old Carnegie, 1915)
Chillicothe (new public, 2005)
Dwight
Freeport 
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
The Morgan
New York City Main Branch
The New York Society Library (Manhattan)

RHODE ISLAND
Westerly

VERMONT
Manchester Center

WASHINGTON
Seattle (Fremont)
Seattle (private community)

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  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!

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  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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