Posts tagged: Public Library
Super cool architectual features, including some terrific sculpture flanking the entry arch.
Toronto Public Library: Lillian H. Smith Branch
Carnegie borrowed books from the personal library of Colonel James Anderson, who opened the collection to his workers every Saturday.
In his autobiography, Carnegie credited Anderson with providing an opportunity for “working boys” (that some said should not be “entitled to books”) to acquire the knowledge to improve themselves.
Until I went back to visit it this year, I had no idea that the Waterloo Public Library we used to go to — my first library — was a Carnegie Library.
… I decided I wanted to visit the Public Library I went to as a child.
Several years back my brother had told me the old library had become a police station, but I discovered that’s not true anymore.
Today it’s the National Headquarters for Habitat for Humanity.
This was the first public library I went to as a child.
The street address is 40 Albert Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
[ I decided it was safer to leave off the postal code, since Canada Post has insanely chosen to assert copyright ownership over Canadian postal codes, so I’m boycotting postal codes at present.]