Thursday, April 21, 2011

Salt Lake City Public Library

I got the chance to visit a more local, but still amazing library!  I love doing these libraries around the world posts, because it's fun to see so many beautiful buildings that house my life (ie: books).  I visited the main Salt Lake City public library a few months ago and was just amazed by the place.  Not only is it designed to look awesome from any angle, but it houses a fantastic collection as well.  Worth a visit if you're ever in the area.

This is the outside courtyard in front of the building. I imagine in the summer, the shops are filled with vendors.  Personally, I think an ice cream shop would do a great business there!

Here's a view of the front.  I love how it is all curves and glass.  On a sunny day, the reflection must be glaring (and amazing) if you're standing in the right spot.

Here we're looking at the main entrance.  I love how it feels asymmetrical!  

Looking back at that curving front, just before you enter the building.  So cool!

Right inside the doors, this little atrium greets you.  It feels so light and airy, I just love it!

My husband and I got a huge kick out of riding in the elevator with its glass panels. Made me think of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Here's the view from the top looking down.

I just loved this list of some of amazing libraries around the world.  Interestingly enough, I've visited three of the fifteen and highlighted all three in Libraries Around the World posts!  Can you guess which three?

I've decided that before I move (in like, a month) I must highlight my own lovely local libraries - especially because of the huge part they played in my own childhood and young adult life.  Watch for that!

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  1. Wow! I didn't know the SLC Library looked that cool! Nice pictures! But the glass elevator would have freaked me out!

  2. What a wonderful post with such beautiful photos - thanks for sharing!

  3. My family went on a trip to Salt Lake a few years ago and we went to this library and fell in love with it! My kids wanted to move there just for the library. I was pretty impressed by their collection too--it blows my library out of the water!

  4. I love this idea. I haven't visited many different libraries around the world but I'd love to post about them if I ever do. It was National Library Week? I totally missed it. :(

  5. Jenny, you should definitely get there some day! And you can avoid the elevator.

    Amused, it really was my pleasure :)

    Shelley, definitely worth moving there just for the library!

    Holly, I didn't used to visit that many either, but just recently I have been purposely going there.

    Nicole, it blew me away with its size.


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