Seattle’s Central Library

One of Monkey’s favourite sights in Seattle was actually the city’s central library, a magnificent 11-story glass and steel building located in downtown Seattle. It was wonderful to see such a beautiful, clean, public space for all to enjoy. When I think of libraries, I usually think of old, dusty archives. But it was refreshing to see all the colour and light, void of the typical musty smell of old books, with plenty of places to sit and read, as well as to have a cuppa tea (or in Seattle’s case, coffee).

What do you think of when you hear the word library? Do you have a favourite?

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  1. I spent a lot of time in my childhood at the library – reading magazines, listening to music and loaning books. I love visiting libraries these days too but I don’t borrow books any longer – my Kindle has taken over … In Helsinki the National Library and National Archives are stunning.

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