It’s even more important right now to let school librarians know that they’re appreciated.
These videos about libraries tickled me. The two here were my favorite but there are several more listed at electricliterature.com.
A secret door in a library? I wonder what is behind it.
The State Library of South Australia has the largest collection dating from pre-European times in its South Australiana collection. This collection is mostly contained within the Mortlock Wing, the oldest and most gorgeous part of the library. Opened in 1884, the building originally held 23,000 books. Since then, the collection has expanded and two massive buildings had to be added to the library, although the Mortlock Wing remains the most beautiful.
The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura in Rio de Janeiro holds more Portuguese works than anywhere else outside of Portugal, including a number of rare titles. Completed in 1887, the building’s design is based on the Gothic-renaissance style that was popular at the time of the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. Inside the library are both a stunning chandelier and a gorgeous iron skylight that was the first of its kind in the country.