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Old 04-25-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Let's see some pics of your city's public library! Pics of either the main library or branch libraries are welcome.

Here's Nashville's Main Library:


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Old 04-25-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The City
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Philadelphia Free Library | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/57678850@N00/179513167/ - broken link)

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:27 PM
 
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Gorgeous building there in Philly! That place looks HUGE. How many sq ft?
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Our city of Sammamish was only incorporated 10 years ago, and has only 45,000 people, but we did just get a brand new library. The old one was just built about 8 years before but was already too small when it opened.

Here's the new one, with panoramic views of the Seattle Skyline.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Our city of Sammamish was only incorporated 10 years ago, and has only 45,000 people, but we did just get a brand new library. The old one was just built about 8 years before but was already too small when it opened.

Here's the new one, with panoramic views of the Seattle Skyline.
Very cool modern building. I love the exterior glass! I bet it feels very open on the inside.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Baton Rouge's proposed library design:


Can't find a good picture of the current building, nothing too impressive.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Nashvols, our library here in Murfreesboro is surprisingly lacking (IMO) which is one reason I was so impressed by Nashville's library. Granted, we only have 108,000 people, but even then I expected better. However, we still have the university library, which is excellent.

Public:
http://www.linebaugh.org/linebaugh/linebldg.jpg (broken link)

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(Not my pictures, BTW)
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've always thought my hometown library was pretty impressive for a city its size. 60K residents. Bayonne NJ

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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Nashvols, our library here in Murfreesboro is surprisingly lacking (IMO) which is one reason I was so impressed by Nashville's library. Granted, we only have 108,000 people, but even then I expected better. However, we still have the university library, which is excellent.

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University:



(Not my pictures, BTW)
I haven't been in the Murfreesboro library, but that isn't surprising. Murfreesboro is growing so incredibly fast that a lot of civic features haven't caught up to the size yet (plus the city has a number of issues to focus on that come before the library agenda, namely road infrastructure). When a city grows by 145% over 20 years, you can easily see how the growing pains leave certain things lacking.

Agreed about the university library, though. MTSU is a great asset to the city, and continues to get better all the time. No other university has made such big strides as MTSU in the past two decades -- if the state would allow them to have more doctoral programs, it could make the jump from the regional university list to the national list. A lot of hard work has been put in by Dr. McPhee in improving the school's standing. The university library is just one of many examples in the strides they have made.

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I've always thought my hometown library was pretty impressive for a city its size. 60K residents. Bayonne NJ
Very nice looking library! I love the architecture.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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Kanawha County Public Library, Charleston, WV



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