Monday, November 9, 2009

SLC Public Library

Public libraries have been on my brain lately. A library is so cool. Seriously. For all the taxes we pay, it's so nice to go and have all these free fabulous books to check out and read. Be a fan of your public library!

While our own local library system is wonderful, the facilities are not quite so fab, so I nearly died when I read up and subsequently visited the Salt Lake City Central Public Library.

It had me at the the bike rack. How cool is that?


The inside

Bookshelves to the left, study/reading areas to the right. Amazing.

On the first floor, there is a Friends of the Library store (selling old library books and other fun literary paraphernalia), a coffee shop, and an art gallery.

The right wall slants inward, and the architecture is beautiful, although this pic doesn't do it justice. It's 5 or 6 floors. More details found here.

And up top, a rooftop garden.


All my faves are there.

Fort Worth, I want this library.


  1. Whoa! I want one, too! I bet their children's section rocks.

  2. Happened upon your blog during a little blog traveling and wanted to comment on bthe library. Wow! Fantastic!


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