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We are very fortunate that our new home is located just a few blocks down from the library, which is the second largest public library in the state of Illinois. With over 1 million visitors each year, the library circulates over 2,000,000 items annually.(Info taken directly from library's website.) Jim and I do our part in circulating items! We visit the library at least two times a week!
The first photo I took right from the front seat of my car. Don't worry, Jim was driving! This is of the parking lot, and all the cars in a row! The library is always busy, and a parking space near the door is a premium!
As you walk into the library, this gentleman greets you. He sits in the lobby, right outside the coffee shop.
I know this isn't really things in a row, unless you count the glass panes above, but I just wanted you to see how realistic this statue is. Seriously, did you think he was real?
I had to ask permission to take pictures in the library. I told them it was for my blog; AND I promised them I wouldn't take pictures of any people. I lived up to that promise except for my last photo (which I won't show you till next week). But at least everyone's backs were to me!
First stop - the media center. Look at this wonderful marquee - like an old-fashioned movie theater!
And for those not into this millennium yet, VHS tapes:
They have the latest audiobooks available:
And finally, this is the area where you pick up any books that you placed on hold.
I will show you the remainder of my photos from the library next Thursday.
I am trying out a new linky. I sure hope it works out okay.