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Unique use of an old card Catalog at Munising, MI Schools Public Library

Munising Schools Public Library

Munising Schools Public Library
810 West M-28, Suite A
Munising, Michigan 49862

 

Another unique find while traveling this summer. We stopped to use the Internet at the  Munising Schools Public Library while there I saw a card catalog that looked to be in use. On closer inspection I saw that it is a Seed Library. There are envelopes of seeds in the drawers with instructions on planting. They offer instructions for saving seeds to keep the Seed Library going. There is an instructional flyer on top of the catalog with websites that provide more information.

Response code is 404

 

2015 little Free Library near Friendship, WI

Castle Rock County Park

2397 County Rd Z, Friendship, WI 53934

I came across this Free Library at the Castle Rock County Park near Friendship, WI.  This library is part of the Little Free Library movement  that was started Wisconsin in 2009. It has now become an international program. I will keep watching for more to share as we travel.

Response code is 404

 

 

Lake Whitney TX Public Library

PHOTO_20150521_145747Lake Whitney, TX Public Library
602 E. Jefferson Ave, Whitney, TX 76692

This beautiful library is just a few years old with something for all ages. I was greeted by a warm and friendly staff who are available to answer questions and give directions. I appreciated the ongoing book sale a was able to pick a paperback to carry and read this summer. For more information go to whitneylibrary.org.

Jeff Davis Library

Jeff Davis County Library

Jeff Davis County Library
100 Jefferson Sq , Fort Davis, TX 79734

Jeff Davis County Library

This library combines books and modern day technology with a beautiful historic building. There are current titles readily available, a children’s section and reading areas tucked into corners surrounded by memorabilia and personal items from the area. I enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly staff.

Response code is 404

South Tillamook County Library Pacific City, Oregon

Pacific City, Oregon Public Library

6200 Camp Street, Pacific City, Oregon  97135

This lovely welcoming library is part of the Tillamook County Library System. The free wifi 24 hours a day is a great asset to this community with all the tourism that comes to the beach. There is also a variety of materials for all ages and a comfortable area where parents can interact with their children. Around the Library are comfortable chairs for reading  and tables to spread out if needed.  One sculpture in the Children’s area that caught my eye is “Philbert” the Oregon Beaver. It was handcrafted by Jim Stober in 1988. Beside the library is a community garden with all produce going to local food banks.  This is  a welcoming place for a get away from the crowds on the beach.

Response code is 404

2014 Coupville Washington Library

Coupeville Public Library

Coupeville, WA 98239-0745

Coupeville Public Library http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/coupeville/ is part of the SNO-ISLE Libraries serving Snohomish and Island counties.

This lovely library in Coupeville has several displays set up to encourage reading by all ages. The building is inviting with places to set and read, public access to the internet and many windows giving it an open feeling. What caught my eye was the beautiful arch over the entrance to the children’s department and the Large Print collection near the reading area. The Friends of the Library have a book sale area near the entrance.

Response code is 404

Montgomery County Memorial Library System Central Branch Conroe, TX

Name:  MCMLS Central Branch

Location: 104 I-45 North, Conroe, TX

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Central Branch  is located in a business like building with open space and a place for everyone inside.  On the first floor is the circulation area and the Children’s Department, which is warm with a fall bulletin board, wall art and a child sized school bus. There are tables available for children and the adults who bring them.

The second floor has adult materials to check out or use in house, a computer room, a reading area with newspapers and magazines, a large genealogy room, and an area set aside for teens.

The  library and staff are warm and welcoming making this a place for everyone.

Response code is 404

Murphy Memorial Library, Livingston, TX

Name: Murphy Memorial Library

Location: 601 West Church Street, Livingston, TX 77351

Located on a major thoroughfare Murphy Memorial Library  is serving it’s community offering  free internet access  along with books and materials for all ages.  They have ongoing story times for children,  a genealogy section, a reading area and a large section of paperback books.  Free one on one help with research and computer needs is available by appointment.  When the renovation is completed at the new location the library will have more to offer with meeting rooms, and a separate computer area; a place where the community can gather.

Response code is 404

 

Justin Potter Library

Name: Justin Potter Library
Location: 101 South 1st Street
Smithville, TN 32166

2013-Potter Library-Smithville, TN - 7This lovely  library with it’s warm and friendly staff  reaches out to the community offering a variety of materials and programs. To learn about upcoming programs check the website to see what is available for you. The book collection is augmented by a book lease program that allows the library to receive bestsellers throughout the year keeping the collection current. There are also CDs, audio books, videos, and DVDs for all ages. For those with electronic devices wireless internet is available and there are downloadable books available through the library website.

2013-Potter Library-Smithville, TN - 8 The support of the community for the library is shown in  many ways including the the beautiful stained glass windows donated by local families. Area artists have donated their creations and the Children’s area has been brightened by posters and wall art created by local artists. A volunteer oversees the glass display case. I was lucky enough to see this month’s privately owned display. It includes a Jackie Kennedy Onassis Doll and replica jewelry, Marilyn Monroe Dolls, and a Vivian Leigh Doll dressed as Scarlett O’Hara along with jewelry, glassware, and figurines.

 There is Genealogical Room with information on local families and material about the area. A local historian volunteers his time helping people with genealogical questions. The staff and volunteers are doing a great job of encouraging literacy in their community.

Response code is 404

Lexington, NC Public Library

Name: Lexington Branch Library

Location: 602 S. Main Street, Lexington, NC 27292

IMG_1422.JPG Lexington Library is easily to find and is laid out to give customers ease of access to computers and materials as well as space to work, read, and study.  In the foyer there is an Art Pig with books  beside it, one of many Art Pigs found in the city.  Those who love new books find that they are readily available just inside the entrance with tables nearby  to work at or browse materials. Finding materials is made  easy with several special collections; The Classics, Holiday and Short Stories as well as a rack of Classic Zane Grey westerns to be browsed and checked out.  The Genealogy Room is open to the public for research and has census records on microfilm along with many other volumes including Daughters of the American Revolution 1929-1939.

IMG_1424.JPGLexington Library is also a local depository for Government Documents even though many are accessible online.  There is an area set aside for young adults with books laid out making it easy to find the next book in a series, browse or study.

IMG_1425.JPGI loved the House Elf like the one in Harry Potter that is on display here. The Children’s department is a large room with computer access, and a large story area with a beautiful mural. This area is open for the children to put on plays or puppet shows when a program is not in progress.  The pillar made into a giant beanstalk leading to the sky highlights the efforts of this library to make the children and parents feel at home here.  Check the website for program information or go by to see what is happening here.

Response code is 404