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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

American Library

How many book lovers among the young has the Internet produced? Far fewer, I suspect, than the millions libraries have turned out over the last hundred years. Their slow disappearance is a tragedy, not just for those impoverished towns and cities, but for everyone everywhere terrified at the thought of a country without libraries -A Country Without Libraries, by Charles Simic
Photographer Robert Dawson has photographed hundreds of libraries in 48 states. Here are a few from The Public Library: A Photographic Essay:

Destroyed Mark Twain Branch Library, Detroit, Michigan, 2011

Library built by ex-slaves, Allensworth, California, 1995

Miss Cass Lake winners, Cass Lake Community Library,
Cass Lake, Minnesota, 2012

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