Wednesday, October 28, 2009

View from the Top (of the Library)

Books alone are liberal and free; They give to all who ask;
They emancipate all who serve them faithfully.
— Quote on the side of the L.A. Public Library

I recently enjoyed a vacation in sunny & mild Los Angeles. While I was there, being the library geek I am, I couldn't help but stop by their lovely Central Library. Of course, it is much bigger than any of ours!

Here are some pictures from inside the library to give you an idea of just how big:

These are the chandeliers hanging in a giant foyer.

This is just one of their 3 or 4 check-in/check-out desks, each with a long snaky line of customers.

Just for pretty, this is another chandelier they have in a different part of the building.

If you are in L.A. & have a little extra time, I would highly recommend dropping by the library. In addition to a beautiful building, they have many interesting program & exhibits--& quite a lot of books, too!

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