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Libraries We Love – The Home Library

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month a guest writer Steve Sears writes about the beauty, value and excitement of having your own library at home.


Libraries We Love – The Chappaqua Library

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month William Lulow writes about The Chappaqua Library, located in Chappaqua, New York.


For the People | Para la Gente

Many libraries across America offer books and many other digital resources in Spanish. In our own backyard, the Seattle Public Library offers everything from a fine collection of books in Spanish to weekly conversational classes for people to practice Spanish. This month, we focus on the Seattle Public Library’s wealth of Spanish language materials, offered for free as a service to the community. 


The Sumner Library | Serving Immigrants

One of the forty-one libraries in the Hennepin Library System, the Sumner Library is a Carnegie Library that dates back to 1915. Built in a Tudor Revival Style of architecture, the famed brick L-shaped library features coved ceilings and a central tower.  The Library is named for Charles Sumner, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and a passionate abolitionist. This Minneapolis library has had a long history of serving immigrants. In the early Twentieth Century, the library was a hub for Jewish immigrants.