"Windows to the World"
We entered into the Library and were greeted by the trees. Reference desk to the left.
Large reading room.
Below are seating areas.
A private porch meeting room! It is larger, but a patron was at a table behind me, so I moved up to take this. Imagine having a genealogy meeting here.
Lovely surprise to discover the Bartol Room (see the holdings) that "houses the library's local and state history collection as well as genealogical resources." They also have Ancestry.com Library edition. What I would give to sit in there, look out the windows and dream about ancestors or research. The librarian was very helpful, and was into genealogy. Unfortunately, she won't be there if you go, because she is retiring next month. When I took these photos, she had gone to get the director who then talked to me and showed me around.
The three photos below show how close you are in the woods. I was informed the architect is from Freeport and this was built on town land in 1997. The facility looks new, hard to believe it is almost 20 years old.
|B. H. Bartol Library, a Carnegie Library built in 1905|