Best thing about coming back into the office again: a Christmas card from Cait / morerobots / moresnowbots.
tough choices and i’m missing some favorites (as in, don’t own them) so substitutions were made. #idealbookshelf
all in all though, these are definitely books that changed my life, sorta
More ideal bookshelves!
I wish I saw Daniel’s post before I went to my local library earlier! As such, I scoured the web for a nice GPOML.
I love this library, and it’s always looked like this. Well, not in the summer. This is a super pretty picture. Here’s a really old photo of it back in the day. They renovated the building many years ago, but simply added on to the back so they could keep the nice structure, which is great because all the cool old rooms are there. My favorite is the children’s room, which has a big fireplace and creepy but awesome owl statues on either side. I remember spending hours in this room reading. My proudest moment here was putting on a fairly successful kids’ program for a class assignment. I also worked at this library for three years in high school as a page.
If you go to the source link, you can read about Joyce Carol Oates talking about visiting the library as a kid. She was from this area and her mom was really good friends with my grandma. I didn’t like We Were The Mulvaneys though. I have a copy of the Smithsonian article she wrote that the quotes are from, and my mom and I agree that she doesn’t remember our town very well.
Oh! And they have a google page with pictures of the inside! Although, sadly, not of that beautiful children’s room. I promise to take a picture of it next time I go.
Yesterday Daniel / thepinakes invented something beautiful: GPOML, or Gratutious Picture of My Library. Cait’s library is a part of this new collaborative project and boy, it’s a looker.