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Monday, August 31, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Seeking refuge from the rain in a Library

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My daughter and I have always felt at home in public libraries, wherever we might find them, so when we got caught in the rain wandering around Greensboro, NC the library was a perfect place to seek refuge.

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From the outside, I never would have guessed how interesting it would be inside. The sculpture under the skylight is a high light and the colorful children's section on the right is very appealing.

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Some of the walls are covered in vintage posters from the World War I era. The windows are reflected in some of the posters which I didn't plan on when I took the picture, but I kind of like it. Of course a library wouldn't be worth much without books and this one had many rooms full of shelves filled with books, as one would expect.

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25 comments:

Cheffie-Mom said...

I think this is the most interesting library I have ever seen! The photos are great. enJOY your day!

Indrani said...

What a huge library... seems to be well maintained too.
I would love to spend a day here browsing the books there.

kjpweb said...

Excellent - and what great quality of shot for being inside!
Cheers, Klaus

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE libraries and always look for the nearest one wherever I go! And this one looks fabulous! What great shots and a terrific post for "your world", Carver!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

maryt/theteach said...

What a library, Carver! That center sculpture and the skylight are wonderful! :)

Rajesh said...

The inside of this library is very interesting as you have said. The books are place very nicely in the racks.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think Greensboro has a beautiful library.I like your pictures a lot!
Léia

Sandi McBride said...

I adore libraries...what ever city we've ever lived in (and there have been scads) the first place I scouted out was the Public Library! Love this one so close to home...
may have to go get a look at it myself!
Sandi

ewok1993 said...

That's a huge library. I could see myself browsing thru those wonderful classic posters.

Starnitesky said...

I love librarys, this one looks very interesting especially the sculpture.

Martha Z said...

A very appealing library but the books would be enough of a draw by themselves. Our local library has had to cut their hours so severly I must make an appointment with myself to make sure I get there during the limited hours.

Guy D said...

wow what a great library, love that monument in the second photo. Excellent pics

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

That is a fantastic place. So good of whoever to allow photography inside. I admit if it wasn't for the library here I would have very limited resources. As much as I love the internet, you can't beat flicking through crumbling books on a bookshelf library.

Ayie said...

That's a very nice library, inside and out!

Greyscale Territory said...

What a grand library this is! Verging on an art gallery! Wonderful photos!

Gaelyn said...

Nice sculpture. How convient to have a library to hide from the rain.

Snap said...

Great library! I could wander around all day and more! Lovely kids section and the sculpture ... WOW!

Barb said...

What a special library! It looks well endowed, too. Magnificent sculpture and vintage art!

Wolynski said...

Beautiful library and beautiful photos. I love libraries - all those books and you can take them home.

Reader Wil said...

This is a beautiful library, I think! Very modern, very light and yet it has a certain dignity that reminds me of former times.

Regina said...

Such a big library . Thanks for sharing.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a marvelous library tour. You make me want to take my camera to our Library and Cultural Center and share too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful library. You are Greensboro's best advocate!

Larry D said...

That is one cool library, great photos.

Marites said...

Our city library is small and I wish it's as big as the one here in the photos. I especially like the pic of the lobby. When I was in college, our school lib was my fave haven.

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