Okay posted Friday, as we all know it's holiday time. Good Friday today, Easter Sunday (here) Passover (7th) and Easter Saturday (7th Australia).
Simply said, a library is: any place where books and information are waiting for people to enjoy for amusement or learning.
While these girls worked in this "Library Tent" for the FSA - Farm Security Administration, they received credit in the Junior Campers League, inside the mobile camp for migratory farm workers, at Odell, Oregon. 1941
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Two of my most favorite things are old buildings and books. Libraries sum that up quite well.
This is pretty much a standard view of a "library" taken in 1933, but often many still appear much like this. Photo taken at Audubon County, Iowa inside their Audubon Public Library. Photograph by Samuel (Herman) Gottscho, featuring bookshelves, newspaper racks and table and chairs for your enjoyment.
THE MANY LIVES OF LIBRARIES
Old Time Library? Or just a never changing old building? Yes, another Historic American building. Complete with, bookshelves and chairs, at Concordia College Building, Concordia, Altenburg, Perry County, Missouri.
Who cares, just as long as it serves the purpose of being available upon request.
Some people have their own library. I have books in every room of our house except the bathrooms. How about you?
Irving Berlin, (American Composer and lyricist of Jewish heritage) had his own special library at his residence in New York City, at 130 E. End Avenue.
MANY OF US HAVE OUR IMPORTANT BOOKS CLOSE AT HAND
Like editor Roy Takeno's desk, in 1943. I think he's rather proud of his little collection here at his private desk. What do you think?
This photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. but can you tell it's the work of Ansel Adams?
Abused? Overused? Stuffed? But certainly not ignored by any means.
I know, you're thinking messy books on this bookshelf at Ojo, Sarco, New Mexico. It's a one-room school in an isolated mountainous Spanish-American community. It has eight grades and two teachers with children able to study with these selections (above) from the public school system of MICHIGAN and all have little relation to Spanish culture. Photo taken January 1943.
Seriously, there's something to be said about most of the buildings where books are housed. They are each fascinating in their own way.
So whether you enjoy reading, touching, or just plain holding a book, or perhaps find the quiet within libraries satisfying, you must admit that each building offers a magical experience in one way or another.
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