The Library as Place in California

The Library as Place in California

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From the educational space of UC Berkeley to a one-room library in Silverado Canyon, this tour of thirty-two California libraries explores the sense of space and unique atmosphere a structure can provide. Dividing California into eight distinct regions including the northern California coast, the San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles County, and San Diego County, the work looks at a sampling of libraries from each area, discussing the surroundings, facilities and physical presentation of each building. Chosen libraries reflect the communities they serve as well as their particular missions. Entries include contact information for the selected library, a website address, and information regarding its size, circulation and the extent of its collection. Photographs of the libraries are also included.I met libraries before I met California and I can possibly trace my first significant encounter to a moment in Ai970s ... I was amazed to find that the school library had several books on anarchist thought, which I checked out and carried around with me as much for reading ... One of the most wonderful feelings I have experienced occurred when I was an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley and I first walkedanbsp;...

Title:The Library as Place in California
Author:Stacy Shotsberger Russo
Publisher:McFarland - 2008-03-14


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