Since 1958 the American Library Association has sponsored National Library Week and this year’s theme is “Libraries Transform“. With the wealth of information available at our fingertips these days, I feel that supporting our libraries is more important now than ever before.

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Even when I am on vacation I will make a pitstop into a the local library. One of favorite libraries to visit is the Boston Public Library and I make sure to pay a visit each time I am in town. It is the second largest library in the United States with over 19 million volumes held in their collection. The Library of Congress holds the title for most volumes in their collection, with over 34.5 million volumes held. I can get lost in the stacks of books for hours glancing at the intriguing titles and wandering the halls, particularly since the building has some amazing architectural features. The Boston Public Library system consists of several neighborhood branch locations but the Central Library in Copley Plaza (highlighted in this post) is a landmark. For more information on its art and architecture click here

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Library Images 1, 3, 9: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library; Video and all other images by Reviving Charm (via iPhone)