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Why did I visit a library on my vacation? Well, I am a librarian, of course! If I see a library, I like to pop in and check it out. The Seattle Public Library Central Library is an architectural wonder. Soaring high, lots of glass, shiny escalators, natural light. Are there books? Yes! But for me, a library is all about people. Lots of library patrons were on the computers researching, getting… Read More

Arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in Washington DC is the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson building, located across from the US Capitol and next to the Supreme Court. I was in Washington, DC for a short trip–I had been once in elementary school and once in high school–but neither time had I been to the Library. Now as a librarian, I had to rectify that with a visit! The Library… Read More