Add to My MSN

A Short, Happy History of Town Libraries

11/5/2007 1:29:31 PM

Tags: libraries, library history, town libraries, New England

Michael Gorra offers a personalized tour of New England's town libraries at The Smart Set, weaving history lessons with descriptions of some of his favorite sites. He’s the perfect person to do so: For years Gorra has been stopping to visit town libraries throughout New England, exploring their histories, modern-day collections, and continuing significance for the townspeople. “Every one of the libraries I’ve collected,” he writes, "has had that essential quality, that sense of peace and purpose.” Check out the slideshow, too, for some cool library pics.

Julie Dolan



Related Content

The Vintage Newsroom: Typewriters, Teletype Machines, and Glue Fumes

It's humbling to peer backwards into history at the process of producing a newspaper or magazine in ...

Infoshops Are Paradise for Media Junkies

Where to go when your library lets you down

Don’t Want A Newspaper? Buy One Anyway

For less than the price of a cup of coffee per day, you can feed and clothe a newspaper professional...

Fighting 'Food Deserts' with Groceries at the Library

Baltimore is using stimulus money to bring affordable, nutritious food to the poor...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 






Pay Now & Save $5!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $31.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $36 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!