I recently got the chance to visit the Lewes Public Library which serves a pretty town on a pristine stretch of Delaware coast.
I love how so many libraries are situated next to parks or have attractive landscaping encouraging reading al fresco.
The path from the parking lot to the entry pays homage to its verdant surroundings.
Inside it’s a busy place with a book sale in the lobby, wi-fi and 13 public computers (as at most DE public libraries, you can get a traveler’s pass to use them – great for all the visiting summer tourists).
This model near the checkout area reminds customers of DE’s seafaring past.
The DE seashore is a gold mine for WWII buffs. Their local history room provides information about the numerous listening posts scattered along the coast (some rumored to still be in use) and the two German U-boats captured offshore.
There’s an inviting magazine room with leather chairs.
And even inside the environs beckon through huge windows.
It’s a beautiful space, but it’s been more than twenty years since they moved from their former location (wow, this would have been a cool place to work!) so they need more room. As they are underfunded, they’re looking for money for a new building – I wish them luck as their usage certainly justifies the need.