Post by Bev, Country Hills Staff.
I would like to share a link to a podcast aired on 99% Invisible. 99% Invisible is a popular podcast that focuses on the architecture and designs that shape our world. This one in particular caught my notice because it is about libraries. This podcast, called “Palaces for the People”, explains how libraries are important social infrastructures and shared spaces for everyone. Not only are they great places for resources but also contribute to the wellbeing of neighbourhoods and communities.
You can find the book written by the podcast interviewee, Palaces for the People, at the library.
Libraries enrich the lives of the people in a community and social infrastructure at its best is accessible to all. It is a place where humans can connect regardless of race, language, or ability to patronize a local business. I hope that we will be back to gathering in our palaces again soon. The next time you go to your local library I hope you notice, it is not just about the books.
Check out these books about unique and interesting libraries around the world.
- Syria’s secret library: reading and redemption in a town under siege | Mike Thomson
- The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts | Joshua Hammer
- The library book | Susan Orlean
- Library: an unquiet history | Matthew Battles
- The most beautiful libraries in the world | photographs by Guillaume de Laubier
- The library: an illustrated history | Stuart A.P. Murray
- The New York Public Library : the architecture and decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building | Henry Hope Reed and Francis Morrone
- The library : a world history | James W.P. Campbell
- The librarian of Basra: a true story from Iraq | written & illustrated by Jeanette Winter
- My librarian is a camel: how books are brought to children around the world | Margriet Ruurs
- Down Cut Shin Creek: the pack horse librarians of Kentucky | Kathi Appelt & Jeanne Cannella Schmitzer
- Biblioburro : a true story from Colombia | Jeanette Winter
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