Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Love the Library

Pin It We live close to the main branch of the Everett Public Library. It is a comfortable biking distance from our house so we visit quite often.

Check out the cool bike rack they have in front of the library.

The original library was founded by the Everett Women's Book Club. The original building that you see on Hoyt and Everett Ave was opened to the public in October 1934.

The library was remodeled in 1991 and a portion of the old building was restored and turned into a coffee shop. The other portion is the lobby, book return, and check-out desks.

This is a view of the new part of the library. Pretty spectacular, huh?

Which brings us to my favorite part of the library. The Quick Picks section. I pick out books one of two ways. One is I research an author, put a hold on a book, and go pick it up from the hold shelf later. Another feature I love because I can do this from home and the librarians will find the book for me and I just have to pick it up. Easy, simple, fast. The second way is the library has a quick pick section of popular or recommended books. I can browse, read the backs and pick out 4-8 books at a time.

This is actually a vintage related post though. I'm getting to that part. So, Ruben and I go to the library the other day for his math tutoring lesson. In the lobby they have a table of books the library is discarding and selling. I see these....

Four huge volumes of Ladies Home Journals for the years of 1945, 1948, 1949, and 1951. Attractively bound and only $3 each. I almost squealed with delight right there in the library, but I didn't dare. I have been reading 1945 and will post picture of some of the goodies inside later.


wacky tacky said...

I thought the library itself was good enough (just beautiful) but those bound volumes are amazing - great find!

Rosy said...

OMG!!!! Fabulous! I'm dead envious of the wonderful opportunities that you have in your town!

Becca said...

I love the library too! I suspect I'd be at mine even more often if it was as beautiful as yours.

C'mon, we know you really did squeal in the library when you found those. ;) I know I probably would've been unable to hold back.

Those books look like a lot of fun. I'd love to see some pictures of the insides.

thevintagetraveler said...

Spectacular library! And I cannot believe the great deal on those magazines. Actually, I can't believe they still had them after all these years.

Jenny J Kerr said...

oh my lord, what a find!

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