where people read: 3 beautiful libraries

Home libraries hold our hearts of course, but how gorgeous are these three public libraries?

1. Klementinum Library—classic, romantic, what a place to read on a snowy Prague day!

 Klementinum Library, Prague

Klementinum Library, Prague

2. Lawrence Library, United States—such modern elegance, the perfect marriage of form and function.

 Lawrence Public Library, United States

Lawrence Public Library, United States

And 3, my favourite, a Donkey Library in Ethiopia. I was so excited by the arrival of a mobile library as a child and mine was nowhere near as charming as this one! The Donkey Mobile Libraries were designed by Ato Yohannes Gebregeorgis to address an urgent need of supplying books to children in rural areas of Ethiopia—you might like this heartwarming little video about the project.

 Donkey Library in Ethiopia

Donkey Library in Ethiopia

Do you have a favourite library? Our State Library and precinct is ten years old and it's still a soul-enriching place to visit:

 State Library, Brisbane Queensland Australia

State Library, Brisbane Queensland Australia

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