Monday, April 27, 2015

Carnegie Library

This lovely library sits on the edge of downtown Eureka Springs. Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American donated the money to build libraries throughout the world including about 1,689 in the United States (what I learned today). Since I hurt my knee and knew my walking the town was going to be curtailed this trip, my goal was to walk the 1/2 mile to this library from the Writers' Colony. Today, I made the journey and as you can see it was worth the effort. I strolled around the library with my phone camera and took several photos. It was such a thrill. I told the librarian there that I was taking these pics because it has been a long time since I have seen a library with real hard backed books and paper pages. They even have a new book shelf . . . the books are still being added to the collection. This was such a boost to my book loving librarian self that I took "Small Victories" by Anne Lamott off the shelf and sat in one of the rockers by the fireplace (un-lit at this time). Tomorrow, I'll explore the mezzanine. Oh, I wish everyone could have the experience of visiting a place so dear to their hearts as I had today by simply visiting this library. Thank you, Mr. Carnegie and Eureka Springs!

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