Browsing the Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of Libraries

Alan Taylor of The Atlantic has posted a photo appreciation of libraries.  They are both beautiful and breathtaking.  I would just love to escape my life and spend a day in one of those awe-inspiring spaces.  Enjoy!

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Ancient and Beautiful Libraries

Tech Insider shared an article today with photographs of the inside of ten of the world’s most beautiful old libraries.  The majority of the libraries were in England and France making it somewhat easier to visit them all.  Take a look at the libraries here.

An Expression of Thanks

Robert Krulwich of npr.org posted the most wonderful article about the phantom sculptor of Scotland.  The article includes a link to additional information.  Please don’t miss this story about a wonderful expression of thanks for the continuing existence of libraries, museums and books in Scotland.

Library Ireland Week

The week of March 7th, 2011 is Library Ireland Week.  The celebration is an initiative of the Library Association of Ireland.   Library Ireland Week 2011 is a week when libraries show how smart they really are and that Smart People Use Smart Libraries.  Check out the video promoting Ireland’s libraries!

Beauregard the Library Cat

BearegardBeauregard the Library Cat is the newest member of the H. B. Stamps Library Staff.  The H. B. Stamps Library is located in Hawkins County, TN.

The Hawkins County Library Website reports that Beauregard has been very helpful in making sure the chairs are being used.  He likes to be around people and does not mind occasional petting.  The librarians only ask that you not pick him up (mostly for his safety).

Let’s hope that other libraries follow this example and adopt a homeless cat!