Physical Space

This is a nice commentary on preserving  libraries as physical spaces in an age of digitization.

On a similar note, here’s an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the 120th anniversary of the first Carengie Library to be built in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh’s first Carnegie, in my adopted neighborhood of Lawrenceville, was on a recently proposed list of closures, but seems to have been spared for now. I love this vintage neighborhood library, with its (apparently) original shelving and fixtures. With some money (that’s always the catch), it could be an incredible landmark and probably an even more valuable community resource.