via Chicago Public Library
Posted on Sunday, November 25th 2012
Just lovely and just because.
Posted on Saturday, August 25th 2012
It would be this nerd’s absolute dream come true if books grew on trees. But until that happens, Berlin has found a brilliant Giving Tree-esque solution, using fallen trees’ trunks as a free book exchange. Part of the BookCrossing book swap club, which brings free books to public spaces around the globe based on their idea of building the World’s Library! Neighborhood residents are welcome to leave a book they loved, or take one from the plastic protected hutches cut into the tree trunks.
Love love love it!
Posted on Friday, August 24th 2012
Posted on Monday, August 13th 2012
Reblogged from Explore
There’s always a lot of love for literature around here and we thought these lovely vintage library posters were the perfect follow-up to the envy-inducing story of a converted WalMart turned library. View the full collection here!
Posted on Wednesday, July 11th 2012
The McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, is the size of 2.5 football fields — the largest single-story library in the United States. But in its former life, its size wasn’t all that unusual.
That’s because the McAllen library used to be a Walmart.
The cavernous space allowed plenty of room for an auditorium, computers lab, classrooms and meeting rooms, and adult and teen reading lounges — not to mention hundreds of thousands of books.
And the best part? Library registration jumped 23% upon opening.
Color me jealous.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd 2012