CREATIVE SPARKS: SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS — A DAY AT THE LIBRARY — FEB. 16

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Welcome to another creative opportunity to showcase photos, via our weekly Saturday Snapshot event, hosted by Alyce, At Home With Books.

Today I’m going to share photos of an afternoon at my neighborhood library.  I enjoy visiting this library branch that is just around the corner.

The interior is full of light, and I like the interesting details near the ceiling.

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Here’s another view of the main room.

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And here’s a glimpse of the children’s room.

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Afterwards, I left with these two books, both of which will qualify for my Sequel Challenge.

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I do enjoy visiting the library, and nowadays, since I’m trying to read from my stacks and to accept only a few review books, it helps to be able to borrow books that aren’t adding to my overwhelming bookshelves.

Now I’m off to see what the rest of you are featuring.

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38 thoughts on “CREATIVE SPARKS: SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS — A DAY AT THE LIBRARY — FEB. 16

  1. When we travel, I always pay a visit to the local library. I am always surprised at what I find there, even in small libraries.

    Thank you for sharing these photos of your library.

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    • When I think of all the libraries that I’ve had in my life, I am amazed at how different they all are, but with one amazing commonality: the welcoming feeling I get when I go inside. Thanks for visiting, Deb.

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    • I have been to the library more times in the past couple of months than in the previous two years! But libraries are a nice solution when I’m curtailing adding more books to my shelves. I do have to watch it, though, so that I read the books before they expire.

      Thanks for visiting, Jill.

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  2. With all that lighting it does have a nice open look. I remember our old library was such a dreary little building and now we have one with glass walls… much more inviting.

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    • Even though I enjoy this light-filled space, I also have fond memories of darker, cozier spaces, like the one in a neighboring suburb where I went for several years. And even though it wasn’t beautiful, my first library (as a child) that shared space with the post office in our village, is one I’ll always remember. Thanks for visiting, Leslie.

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  3. Your library reminds me of our after its remodel. I don’t go all that often anymore, what with my Kindle and paperbackswap.com. I have all the books I need and then some! When my kids were little and I homeschooled them, we at the library at least once a week, often times more. One problem with our library is that it is part of a county library system–the largest county in Washington State, and they never have enough copies of new releases or popular books so you end up waiting forever to get those ones. I have ended up just buying them instead, often on my Kindle as it usually quite a bit less. Still and all, I miss my library day with my little flock of four littles!
    *smiles*

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    • Yes, if I don’t get a book for review or for my Kindle, I occasionally buy print books that I feel I must have for my personal bookshelves. I used to buy almost everything I wanted…but my shelves are overflowing as a result. Thanks for stopping by, Kim.

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    • I am glad that this branch is close by and I can visit it while banking, etc. I had gotten out of the library habit, too, but have decided that, in addition to reading from my own shelves and the review books I receive, I need to supplement my reading from library shelves. Thanks for visiting, Brona.

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  4. It looks lovely and light. I love libraries – many of our’s here in the UK are under threat from local authority cut-backs, and I keep urging people to use their library as much as possible. I may have to see if it’s available on

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    • I remember a time in the late 1970s when library hours were significantly cut due to budget constraints (Proposition 13 here); and then later, they gradually opened more and they are even open on Sundays again here. I am happy about that. Thanks for stopping by, Christine.

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