In my visits to libraries around Minnesota and (slightly) beyond, I have seen relatively new buildings, like Elk River and the three visited in East Central Minnesota. I've seen renovated and remodeled buildings, like Roseville in Ramsey County. Old buildings, like St. Bonifacius in Hennepin County. Huge buildings like Minneapolis Central and Ridgedale. Carnegie buildings enlarged to (try and) meet current needs, like Little Falls and Minneapolis' Sumner, Franklin, and Hosmer. But the scale of the issues facing the central library in New York City, described in the article, boggle the mind. Patience and Fortitude, indeed.