They spark my curiosity.
They're great spaces to people watch,
write, (think #Storystorm), or connect with others.
I'm also fascinated by the way collections are arranged.I love to take in the sights,
smells and feel of the place.
Beyond the rows of books, magazines and DVDs, each library
seems to have a personality of it's own.
While stumbling around Michigan during the holidays,
I landed in cheery downtown Hastings.
The Hastings Public Library, built in 2007, has expansive
windows and a bright, airy feel.
The children's room has a playful look, with its bold colors, and original artwork.
Later that week, I discovered this little gem... the Putnam District Library, tucked away in tiny Nashville, Michigan.
Built in 1885, the Putnam boasts cozy reading corners, a sizable
puzzle library, and lots of whimsical details. The whole place has a dreamy old attic feel.
This window was my favorite. Wish I could've been there to hear Grandma Carr:)
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-N. Alison Colle
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