Captivating Cambria Library

While on our CA road trip, I got a chance to stop at the Cambria Library near San Simeon. 

Part of the San Luis Obispo County Library (I just love their domain name – slolibrary.org – it’s not that they’re slow, but they do seem to be a bit more relaxed and laid back here), Cambria is a quaint little village in the hilly green woodlands just inland from the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. 

Though the library building is quite small, they cunningly pack a lot into the limited space.

There’s a lovely little Children’s nook –

– which, includes a neat Wizard of Oz mural done by a staff person. 

Creativity abounds here.  I spoke to Joen Kommer, the branch manager, who told me that local artists exhibit their work on the walls, and that this Thesaurus 🙂 was also made by a staffer.

There are old World War I posters on the walls –

– and this lovely glass corner brings the local scenery right into the library.

They even manage to fit a Spanish media collection in.

Of course there’s only room for four internet computers, but they have wifi to allay computer congestion. 

This charming and busy little library perfectly suits what Forbes.com has named “one of America’s prettiest towns.”

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5 Responses to Captivating Cambria Library

  1. Barb says:

    I love this blog! Keep the library tours coming, Justine! And safe travels!

  2. jshaffner says:

    Thanks Barb! Want to do one of your library? You have so many cool green features!

  3. Erin Perry says:

    Thank you for the lovely post about our great library. One small correction – the posters are from WWI, (not WWII), making them around 94 years old.

  4. jshaffner says:

    Thanks for the correction Erin – I updated the post. You see WWII posters so often, these are certainly rarer and more interesting.

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