Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Hennepin County Library System – connecting past with present

Stepping off the elevator onto the fourth floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, one is hard-pressed to miss the entrance to the Special Collections reading room. Its door is bracketed by a large wooden arch – an architectural fragment from the city's first library building. In the original structure, such a detail would have been unremarkable – just one ornate carving among many. Today, the arch dominates the austere fourth-floor lobby, and draws the eye toward the stacks of reference materials beyond. [Read more here]

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