Sunday, July 6, 2014

258. Banff Library, Banff, Alberta, Canada--Updated

At last, I'm all sorted out and squared away and ready to work on the Banff entry!

I walked from my motel, at one end of town, to the library at the other end, a nice treat after a day of driving. Sidewalks were crowded with tourists by the busload from all over. Shops, restaurants, more shops, and then, voila! A gem of a library, tucked about a block off the main drag. Things that I noticed:

Children's art, nicely framed, is displayed in the lobby area. One very creative piece was unframed, as it was a construction, perhaps from found objects. The lobby also holds a Friends of the Library book sale cart, plus a shelf of "Gems," unusual books with special pricing.

The littlest patrons have an area set off with partial walls of glass, sort of a "nook." The Junior area is right in the middle of the library, and Young Adult corner has two tall windows.

There is a modest International collection, where I spotted books in Japanese, German, and French.

This library has a grandfather clock, usually a hallmark of New Hampshire libraries but looking quite at home here.

Near the browsing area I noticed newspaper "sticks" like the ones I used to place papers on in the 50s. Here, the papers were draped over the sticks, not slipped onto them. That's a big timesaver!

For more about this library, go to http://www.banfflibrary.ab.ca/ and https://www.facebook.com/banfflibrary.

And I DO apologize for being so slow getting this posted.

7/5/2014, car

2 comments:

  1. With Banff I was thinking exotic and mountainy, yet strangely it kind of reminds me of the Shoreview Library!

    I do see some nice mountains in the back.

    I really enjoy all the positive little details you pick out for each of your visits. It's lovely.

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  2. It's plenty exotic and mountainy, really. The picture doesn't do it justice. Shoreview is surrounded by parking lots. Well, there are a few trees on one side, but still.... When I catch up with the entries from this trip (there are about 8 more) you'll read about one that I THOUGHT would remind me of Roseville in all the wrong ways, but it was a wonderful surprise.

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