Hello! It's time for the next instalment in my son's quest to visit all the libraries in Hennepin County. When last I wrote about this project, my son had visited 27 of the 41 libraries so far. Last month (July) he and I visited an additional six libraries. Would you like to hear a little bit about them? I think that this will be a long-ish post, so you might want to grab a something to sip before we start. Covered beverages, like those pictured above (coffee for me, juice for my son) are allowed in the libraries, so go ahead and choose a beverage, and then we'll get started.
Of the six libraries that we visited, three were in the suburbs, and three were in the city (Minneapolis). Suburban Rogers Library has been one of my favorites so far. Isn't this seating area (pictured above) inside the Rogers library cute? Long-time readers of my blog know how much I like color, and this library is decorated with lots of bright colors!
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That said, I am really more of a city girl than a suburban girl, so I enjoy getting into Minneapolis to visit libraries like Nokomis (pictured above). The Nokomis library is made with lots of Minnesota sandstone and other natural materials.
|Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Library|
Another Minneapolis library that my son and I visited was Roosevelt (pictured above). I've come to notice that people often get sentimental about libraries, and rightly so. I was telling one of my husband's friends about our family's recent library adventures, and he told me that Roosevelt is the library that his mom used to take him to when he was a kid. He fondly described the library and his favorite books that he used to check out over and over again. There is just something about libraries that makes us happy, don't you think so?
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The last Minneapolis library that we visited was Linden Hills. Besides visiting the library itself, we also visited a book store in the Linden Hills neighborhood. I mention this because I think that Bleubeard may be interested to know that the bookstore, Wild Rumpus, has three resident cats (plus lots of other animals, too). :)
The last two libraries that we visited in July were suburban ones. I don't have photos of these two library buildings, but I did get some funny photos inside. At the Champlin library you can pick up a summer reading contest form from R2D2. (There is a shelf holding the forms inside his "head.")
For even more fun, you can take advantage of a selfie opportunity at the St. Anthony library. My son and I definitely love our HCL [Hennepin County Libraries]. If we can visit eight more libraries in August, we will have visited them all. Will we achieve this goal? Check back in about a month and I'll let you know...