Traveling to Vinalhaven, Maine, 15 miles of the coast of Rockland and accessible by ferry, was no small feat but it was well worth the trip. And where does a librarian go when she's on vacation? To the Vinalhaven Public Library, of course!
The original building was completed in 1906 and dedicated in 1907 as part of the Carnegie libraries. A lovely sunlit (well, in summertime anyway) addition was completed in 2007. I only wish I had taken a better picture of the beautiful stained glass in the children's room.
|Yup, it's a Carnegie!|
|Beautiful building created, I'm assuming, from granite quarried from the island itself.|
|I'd never heard of this book. I checked it out, of course!|
|Cynthia Lord has visited the island's K-12 school's library!|
|Outstanding use of available space. There was truly something for everyone!|
|Droooooool! My students would DIE for this shelf!|
Thank you, Vinalhaven Public Library, for creating a little bit of heaven in not quite the middle of the Atlantic.