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The Public Library A Gorgeous Visual Celebration Of America S Public Libraries Including 150 Photos, Plus Essays By Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, And Many.Many Of Us Have Vivid Recollections Of Childhood Visits To A Public Library The Unmistakable Musty Scent, The Excitement Of Checking Out A Stack Of Newly Discovered Books Today, The Than 17,000 Libraries In America Also Function As De Facto Community Centers Offering Free Access To The Internet, Job Hunting Assistance, Or A Warm Place To Take Shelter And Yet, Across The Country, Cities Large And Small Are Closing Public Libraries Or Curtailing Their Hours Of Operation Over The Last Eighteen Years, Photographer Robert Dawson Has Crisscrossed The Country Documenting Hundreds Of These Endangered Institutions The Public Library Presents A Wide Selection Of Dawson S Photographs From The Majestic Reading Room At The New York Public Library To Allensworth, California S One Room Tulare County Free Library Built By Former Slaves Accompanying Dawson S Revealing Photographs Are Essays, Letters, And Poetry By Some Of America S Most Celebrated Writers A Foreword By Bill Moyers And An Afterword By Ann Patchett Bookend This Important Survey Of A Treasured American Institution.


10 thoughts on “The Public Library

  1. says:

    I love this book I love this book I love this book Also, just a fun fact I checked out The Public Library from my public library, creating a small tear in the time space continuum and leading to a fun conversation with my mom What a beautiful book Who gave it to you It s a library book I can see that Who gave it to you tee hee The Public Library is not only filled with beautiful photos of libraries all over our nation, but all filled with essays by such literary greats as Isaac A I love this book I love this book I love this book Also, just a fun fact I checked out The Public Library from my public library, creating a small tear in the time space continuum and leading to a fun conversation with my mom What a beautiful book Who gave it to you It s a library book I can see that Who gave it to you tee hee The Public Library is not only filled with beautiful photos of libraries all over our nation, but all filled with essays by such literary greats as Isaac Asimov, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, and , about how the public library has impacted them Finally, in the captions I found many, many fun facts about lots of libraries.The author, Robert Dawson, worked on this photographic essay for eighteen years Turns out there s a bajillion libraries in America, and it can take a little bit to get around to photographing a good selection of them Bajillion may be a slight exaggeration It s actually closer to 16, 415 I...


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    Rural Nevada I live in Carson City, part of the rural NV consortium well represented because ordinary successful libraries don t interest Dawson He focused on the under funded, the tiny, the closed and I came away from this book so depressed Then I went online and plugged in a bunch of random small towns and found a bunch of happy libraries.Yes, do pay attention Do make sure that you do your bit to save your local library But don t cry wolf just because the library in a boomtown that Rural Nevada I live in Carson City, p...


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    In the end, libraries serve one purpose the promise for a better life for all.


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    Beautiful buildings, amazing locations, and a sad state of affairs for those out in the country and out of the way places.I loved the opening by Bill Moyers and the story of the driver in Nevada, but the one that really s...


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    A photographic essay showing libraries across the USA.This shows pictures and a blurb from one room libraries in the middle of nowhere to the reading room at New York City Public Library Also features reflections from authors and celebrities of their early experiences of going to libraries.My only disappointment was no pictures of exterior of New York Public Library Having been brought up in small towns in Illinois,Iowa and Missouri,my parents moved to New York City area I will never forget m A photographic essay showing libraries across the USA.This shows pictures and a blurb from one room libraries in the middle of nowhere to the reading room at New York City Public Library Also features reflections from...


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    The library means something different to every individual For me, its hallowed ground, its where my mom shared her love of reading and I always feel close to her when I walk into a library When I move to a new town, its the first place I seek out Robert Dawson s photo essay about libraries points out what libraries mean to us as a nation Its a source of freedom for most of us and in some cases a refuge A lot of the time its the only place where someone has access to the internet or a child The library means something different to every i...


  7. says:

    Great look at the public libraries across America


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    I remember the sense of awe I felt as a teenage when I realized I could roam among the shelves, take down any book I wanted, examine it at my leisure at one of the library tables, and if it struck my fancy, bring it home Robert Dawson The Public Library A Photographic EssayAbsolutely Public libraries, from my childhood to present, have been a godsend my happy place solace grace reading, dreaming, thinking place Naturally then, I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful book honoring these I remember the sense of awe I felt as a teenage when I realized I could roam among the shelves, take down any book I wanted, examine it at my leisure at one of the library tables, and if it struck my fancy, bring it home Robert Dawson The Public Library A Photographic EssayAbsolutely Public libraries, from my childhood to present, have been a godsend my happy place solace g...


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    The best thing that came out of this book was discovering there are three unique libraries in the United States that offers something rare.1 Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, CA You can check out healthy seeds, to plant and use, and return new seeds from the resulting plants at the end of the season 2 Tool Lending Library, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA Opened to Berkeley residents and homeowners this library houses over twenty five hundred tools t The best thing that came out of this book was discovering there are three unique libraries in the United States that offers something rare.1 Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, Richmond Public Library, Richmond, CA You can check out healthy seeds, to plant and use, and return new seeds from the resulting plants at the end of the season 2 Tool Lending Library, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA Opened to Berkeley residents and homeowners this library houses over twenty five hundr...