>> Monday, August 27, 2012
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The theme for August is Your Local Library which means I did two posts for this month because I have two libraries that are a big part of my reading life.
I'm lucky enough to routinely use two outstanding county library systems. I live in one county and work in another. Both have branches that are conveniently located on my way home from work so I have easy access to excellence in libraries.
Last week my post was about the Cedar Mill Community Library which is a branch of the Washington County Cooperative Library Service.
Today’s post and photos are all about the Multmomah County Library Central Branch in downtown Portland. This post is long and has lots of photos but I hope you'll indulge me and take a thorough look. As always – click on the photos for a larger version and then use your browser back button to return to this post.
|Central Branch from 10th Avenue|
|From the Taylor Street side|
|Over the front door|
|The Lobby Entry|
Books written by Beverly Cleary
delight readers worldwide. Favorites
are stories ofchildren growing up on
Klickitat Street in Northeast Portland.
Thank you, Beverly Cleary for many
hours of enjoyment.
Inside the periodicals room is something pretty special
|Local Newspapers Index circa 1930-1987|
Every corner you turn leads to another beautiful space.
Isn't this a beautiful room?
|Stairway to the Third Floor|
|Looking down into the second floor north side from the landing between the second and third floors|
|Third Floor atrium and skylight|
|The beginnings of what is now the rare book room and special collections|
In Memory of
Pioneer Merchant of
Portland by the gift of
his own books founder
of this reference library.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour and if you're ever in Portland, please be sure to stop by this library.