Public Libraries: Photos & Essays

So you think that libraries are pretty awesome – now what? Check out this book, Public Libraries, by Robert Dawson. Prepare to be blown away with the gorgeous images and thoughtful essays on how libraries effect you, your community and multiple generations!

Dawson shows libraries in a variety of situations: urban and rural, small communities and large, in remote locations and city centers. The design differences are amazing and the closed facilities are heartbreaking but what really got to me was seeing how really useful the libraries are in unexpected ways. Also, the issue of homeless patrons came up several times and the essayists were pretty blunt on that subject.

To see all of the review, check out Chasing Ray’s website!

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