Thursday, July 15, 2010


We had a day in the country in the quaint town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakesphere. I popped into the local public library and it was a Carnegie Library (1905) to boot. It was a very open space with small displays of summer reads and just returned. Off to the side was the dvds and cds for rent. Beyond that was the large print reading books.  Within it housed a space for the BBC. Back in the main area, is the issue/ returns desk and along the walls were public use computers.  The stacks on the first floor were rolling metal bookcases with adjustable shelving. Similar metal bookcases were on the walls.  Upstairs had a similar setup but the bookcases in the middle were not on wheels. The periodical room housed 2 microfilm readers along with the local history and family history. There is one scanner by the workstation.  It was a small community library part of the larger Warwickshire library system. When asked about their collection, the library staff pointed us to the library website.

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