No Scottish Accents Here

While visiting Mammoth Caves National Park recently –

– we stayed in Glasgow, Kentucky so I just had to check out the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, just a short walk from our hotel.

The southern outward appearance of the building contrasts with the spacious modern interior.

The ground floor has a huge program room off the lobby –

– and some neat display cases.

And hosts a bright and spacious children’s area with giant stuffed animals and ten computers for patrons fifteen and under.

Where a contest featuring the current hit series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, gets the little ones excited.

They also had a great way of advertising their new website to patrons – a laptop at the front desk showcases it so customers can browse it while checking out.

The Community/Quiet Room is sound proofed so they can use it for programs (a staffer was playing music loudly when I entered and you couldn’t hear it just outside the door). 

I loved the periodical room –

and especially this rocking chair – perfect for reading the paper on a quiet morning.

And there’s a lovely little wheelchair accessible patio with wrought iron chairs and table.

They’ve really made a welcoming and attractive space for their community.

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3 Responses to No Scottish Accents Here

  1. John Rogers says:

    Thank you for your kind comments on our library ! I am the chair of the library board and it is always good to know folks appreciate what we do !!
    Glad you had a nice stay in Glasgow !

  2. Linda Hitchcock says:

    Thank you for taking time to visit our gem of a library and for taking such great photos. I’m president of our Friends of the Library and a trustee with the library board and appreciate you helping spread the word about Glasgow and the library. Please come back and see us any time for some of our well attended programs or one of our two annual book sales/silent auctions.

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