As we’ve been finding intriguing bookshelves, and thinking about what our favorite books are to put on them, we’ve also turned to our greatest inspiration: Libraries! Just like the amazing and creative bookshelves we’ve discovered, we have been astounded by the Cool Libraries all over the world. Talk about bookshelves grand!
These three libraries, and the sites that let you explore them, will really get you thinking about books, possibilities, and creativity.
A wonderful library can have humble beginnings, like this renovated library for a public school in Queens, New York. Or the one in Brooklyn, NY in the photo on the right. The Robin Hood Foundation teamed with the New York Department of Education, a group of architects, and donors and created this–and other–public school libraries.
Another public project, The TreeHouse Gallery is an innovative outdoor library, with events, discussions, music, activities. . .and cool places to read their books. Like up in the two large treehouses. I particularly love the “comfy chair” high up in the platform in the branches.