Historical Details

  Passport to Connecticut Libraries is up and running. With spring on its way, my family is setting off to visit as many libraries as possible. We are packing snacks, checking our map and expecting to travel all across the state. 

The passport program is so fun!!! 

  Through these experiences, I have developed a sense of how truly unique every library is. The staff, the resources, the architecture, the patrons... they are all different! The variety is so special and a good reason to love libraries!

At their core, every library has the same job BUT I think we can all agree that they are all rather distinct.

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   Every time I go into a library it is like visiting a new city. The characteristics of a library are what draw me to specific spaces like a quiet reading room, sunny spot to sit with friends or an ancient stained glass window.

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   Here in Connecticut we are so lucky to have some beautifully archaic library buildings. Mark Twain has a library here! It is wonderful to head to a library and see incredible detailing, brickwork, glass windows and paintings going back more than a hundred years!

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I love when libraries hold on to the original details. There is something so magical about sharing a space with such deep history. Knowing that so many people have turned a door knob and entered into a library..... it's pretty neat!

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Every library houses literature but its walls tell a story too. 

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Which library will you be headed to this week?

Don't forget your passport