The new central library is a mass of textures and colors of surface treatments. Very modern. Very functional. Very dramatic. I love the inside, but I haven’t decided about the outside.
I chose to drive to the Old Town Trolley station, and take the trolley to the library. After careful research, I discovered there was a station right outside the trolley. I figured out how to get a ticket and felt a bit triumphant. When I arrived….I whipped right on by the now vanished station to one many blocks further down the hill. Now I know.
It’s a very exciting place. I have ten minutes this morning before I head off to my 15 minutes in the pool.
Left: The massive concrete
arch in the central atrium. Right: A sampling of the old books that are now out
on the shelves though way up on the 9th
of the new checkout kiosks. You can
check out piles of books all at once.