Monday, December 29, 2008

My World #11

This is the ninth posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 84 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

A few weeks back I showed the outside of the Kent Free Library in My World #5. Several people were interested in what was inside. Here we are coming through the main front doors.
The doors open to a foyer that has several displays.
This is one of several with clocks and books that are related to clocks.
This one has glassware and related books. These displays are changed regularly.
The check out desk is handled by friendly staff. Peggy agreed to have a photo as we talk whenever I check out. The checkout can be done by computer except for requested items which I do by computer quite often from the library system.
This is an area of movies both DVD and VHS format.
The rest of the first floor are books you can borrow.
Upstairs there are special rooms which I will show a few. Here is the entrance to the children's section. It is well stocked and I take my grandchildren in to borrow books on family night.
There is a senior area to read in the quite of adults.
This is a section of CD music and a place to use the computer if you don't have on at home. There are over 30 computers to use.

I do hope you enjoyed a trip through my library and all it has to offer.

50 comments:

FickleMinded said...

wow! what a big library .
My World Tuesday

Sara G said...

That is a great looking library!!
So tidy and BIG!!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Leora said...

You have a much bigger library than we do! Nice to have all that available. I like the way there is a room for seniors. Our tiny library has a room for teens. Maybe some day I'll do a My World about the library...

Arija said...

A great place and so easy to spend lots of time there, especially in winter when I can bet it is nice and warm there as well.
A very Happy New Year to you and your family!

babooshka said...

I enjoy a trip in any library. We should all use them to preserve them I am so glad yours is so well used. Without the library her my blog would be missing a lot of info.

ewok1993 said...

Very clean place. I was one of them who hoped you would show the inside, thanks.

Looking at this reminds me I have not been inside one in ages, no thanks to internet.

Happy New Year.

Tipper said...

I love my local library-looks like you've got a good one too!

Sylvia K said...

What a grand library! They're among my favorite places and I surely would enjoy spending some time in that one! Thanks so much for the tour! And Happy New Year! to you and your family!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your library is HUGE! I like the idea of an area set aside for seniors - one of those pleasant rewards for getting older. ;-) How nice of Peggy to let you take her photo.

Happy New Year!

imac said...

Great place to have some peace and do a lot of reading - my friend.
Love the 8th pic.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

WHOA!! What an awesome library.
I love libraries but ours is small in comparison to yours... I used to spend many days in them as a young girl reading many many books!
Wonderful post!

(Hug)
~Michele~

kayleen said...

Libraries are such a wonderful places. It always warms my heart when I see parents bringing their children and teaching them the value of books and reading. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Wow, you're lucky! A good library is one thing I miss about living in a city. Thank you for the tour!

Mojo said...

Impressive stacks!

And it looks a lot warmer than walking down by the river too.

Shannon said...

I love libraries and books, so I love this series of photos. The childrens section looks like absolute fun for the kids. I could get lost at a place like this, lost in a few good books that is.

alicesg said...

Lovely library. Love the way the huge books acted as a partition. Happy New Year to you.

Shionge said...

I can spend days inside FG - so cool it is like a haven :D

Thank you for sharing and taking this opportunity, wishing you Happy New Year 2009.

SandyCarlson said...

Your library is gorgeous. I love those big books. Wonderful stuff.

Skies said...

A book lover like me would just make me happy to be in any kind of library, but this splendid one would give me a smile up to my ears...thanks for sharing...Happy New Year!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Nice post, Tom... I wonder about that Senior area though... Isn't the 'entire' library supposed to be quiet?????? ha ha
Betsy

George said...

Thanks for the library tour. I hope it gets a great deal of use.

chrome3d said...

I did enjoy the tour around your library. Those big books sure made a funny gate!

auringonkukka :) said...

beautiful photos and happy new year!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is one beautiful Library i love how they have different sections. Love that one with the huge books. Thanks for sharing
Happy New Yr

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I love those old clocks Tom. This seems like the perfect place to take children to broaden their education. So many people have told me that their local library is hardly used anymore. What a pity!!

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing these great pictures of the library and for hosting that's My World as well.
A happy and healthy New Year.

Luke Wiley said...

What a huge library! I would spend my time on the computers!

Kostas said...

Great post!
I wish you for New Year 2009 it gives peace, health, chance and happiness!

mannanan said...

What a fantastic looking library, a lot larger than the one we have here in Ramsey. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

Dirk said...

Very nice pictures. I love libraries and the smell of (old) books. Best wishes for the New Year!

Anette said...

My mother is a retired librarian. I love books too! The photo of those giant books are great!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Darla said...

What a great Library! Love the quiet adult reading section.

Kathy said...

I love the pictures you posted. The entrance into the childrens section is pretty cool. Nice library!

D Herrod said...

The children's area looks so cool and inviting.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, I enjoyed a lot this trip through your library. It' a very comfortable place, with a really nice interior design. It must be very quiet, too. I like the computer room, 30 are so many! I think one must pay a fare for one hour navigation. I'm surprised that there are still VHS: here we don't find them any more.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Cool! I really like that display/art of those huge, colorful books! :-)

Judith said...

oh I love libraries - I shall have to take photos of our new library with bright coloured chairs and fixtures!!! it looks like something out of sweet tin...nevermind they call it progress

Thank you for sharing your library Happy New Year, Judith

Ruth said...

Libraries are one of my favourite places to visit. I don't think I would go in the over 55 section though :-) I do dislike age segregation.

marina said...

These clocks were lovely! Libraries remind me my univercity years!
Happy New Year!

Maria said...

What a big library! And it seems to be very well-assorted!

soulbrush said...

wow it is magnificent. love the kiddies section and also the fact that 'senior' starts at 55. ha ha. thanks fg

Jo Castillo said...

Pretty cool library. I love the books/wall to the children's section. We usually get to ours when we rent books on tape/cd for the road trips. :)

Gaelyn said...

Great library and tour. Must be big, 30 computers.
Where I lived in Cave Junction, Oregon the library has been closed for over a year due to no funding.
Thanks for sharing. Good captures.

Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Thanks for the tour of your second home. Well, besides work.
I love the childrens entrance.

Larry D said...

Very cool library!

Lew said...

Nice part of the world you have captured!

Wren said...

I love seeing other libraries. Thanks for taking us on this tour.

Jedediah said...

Thank you for the trip to the library, I really enjoyed it. The entrance to the children's library is great, I love that. And the senior room is a nice idea.

maryt/theteach said...

A really excellent library, fishing guy! Happy New Year! :)

Glennis said...

A good looking library, rather comprehensive, I specially liked the older section for the Mature 55 plus folk. Happy New Year to you.