A sign posted on the Friends of the Knox County Library site on Twitter (@FriendsKCPL) got me thinking about Ailsa’s theme this week on her blog Where’s My Backpack — Travel theme: History.
Because we travel randomly at times, we stumble onto some of the most interesting sites just by accident. And so it was with great pleasure that we found a library filled with history in many ways.
The Rice Public Library in Kittery, Maine, is one of those quaint little buildings that begs to be seen. We parked our car, headed into this sweet little 1889 Romanesque Revival building and proceeded to be charmed. (Immediately, our Southern accents gave us away as “foreigners,” but staff welcomed us warmly with an invitation to look around.)
For two people who love to read and travel, this was quite the find. Beautiful woodwork, wide-plank floors, and nooks and crannies everywhere for reading, research and reflection.
And here’s one more shameless promotion tied to this post. September has been designated by the American Library Association (ALA) as Library Card Sign-up Month with Snoopy as the national spokesperson!
So, get a library card, search out a library of your choice, and let history come to life!
See you in the stacks!
For more information:
Rice Public Library, 8 Wentworth Street, Kittery, Maine 03904; (207) 439-1553; http://www.rice.lib.me.us/
American Library Association’s Library Card Sign-up Month: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card
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