#Project52 – Photographer’s Choice

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Photographer’s Choice week for #EverydayProject52 coincides with National Library Week, so guess what you’re getting. Photos of libraries. I’m sure you’re thrilled.  There are several libraries in my area. Though not the original library, the one currently standing in Princeton, our county seat, is a beautiful old building funded by Carnegie.

Princeton Public Library

There are also two libraries in Oakland City, where I work.  The 1st is the township library, for which I hold a library card.

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The second is the Oakland City University Library.  I find both libraries to be completely indispensable for the area, as the University Library houses vast amounts of educational materials, while the township library contains mostly books for entertainment.

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There is at least one more library in my county, as I occasionally drive by a small one my way to the fabric store, but I’ve never had a chance to stop by.  Do you have many libraries in your area?

Interesting fact, I know live in a township that doesn’t pay library taxes, so I had to pay to get a library card.  That hasn’t happened since I got married.

5 thoughts on “#Project52 – Photographer’s Choice”

  1. Golly I wish I could send you to the little town where I grew up. I’d give a gold-plated chocolate chip cookie for a photo of the Ericson Public Library! So many happy hours of peace and books. Growing up, the worst my mother could say was not “you’re grounded” (a term she never used), but “you can’t go to the library!”

  2. Oh. Em. Gee.

    “THAT’S IT!” as the Peanuts gang were wont to shout.

    I owe that building so much.

    Adult’s section upstairs (including rentable prints of paintings, some of them freakin’ huge!), children’s section in the basement.

    Now to set about a batch of gold-plated chocolate chip cookies to Fed Ex you!! LOL

  3. Ooops, double post…the only thing that has changed outside, is the sign (which wasn’t there before), and the cement lions couchants are missing; used to be one on each side of the stairs, just behind the lamps. (Why do so many older libraries have lions at the entrance, I wonder?)

    *bustles off to set this as wallpaper*

    1. I’m so glad it’s the right one. No cookies (gold-plated or otherwise) required. From what I know about architecture – which isn’t much – lions at the entrances of buildings have always stood as a symbol of protection at the front of buildings. You’ll find instances of lions guarding places of importance and knowledge from ancient Egypt (the Sphinx), and the orient (with their stylized lions), through today.

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