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Mosaic Monday

November 13, 2011

When I am not thinking photography I might be thinking bookstores or wanting to  check out libraries as we travel. On the job you will find me working at one.  Books are wonderful! I am linking with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. If I had my way I’d visit every library from here(southern California) to Washington. Only because I am curious about how they look. I am always looking for one that might be old and quaint. Our patron’s are able to check out E Readers but personally they can’t take the place of a book but they may save some trees…

This is the library I went to as a child. The last time I was in town it looked like there was some work being done inside.  It will most likely be used for historical purposes.

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  1. November 14, 2011 6:39 AM

    WOW, Roberta! Your photos are truly awesome! It does seem that libraries are not used as much as they use to be since the World Wide Web. I use to love going to the one in my home town. I had a grade school teacher one time that took the time to take our class to the Library. They taught us how to find certain books and newspapers. I just found it fascinating and thereafter starting going as much as possible. I have really enjoyed your photos.
    Come visit me Down Memory La La Lane!
    Have a great day,


    • November 14, 2011 1:54 PM

      Thank you..Brenda! I had a wonderful elementary school teacher that taught us about classical music and art. I day dreamed about being a ballerina when I would listen to the Nutcracker suite.. I sure enjoyed your Mosaic as well today. (:


      • December 6, 2011 12:15 PM

        My daughter’s a career ballerina…so we have that in common, however vicariously for both of us. ha, ha. We also both love bookstores, especially ones that exude quaint, quiet…ones that might be occuppied by little, country mice.

        thanks for stopping by, and “liking” my post “under the christmas tree”…hugmamma. 🙂


      • December 6, 2011 1:21 PM

        Thank you and you are most welcome! Thank you for stopping by..


  2. Ellen permalink
    November 14, 2011 7:56 AM

    These library mosaics are really great Roberta. I have always loved libraries. Checking out books as a youngster was one of my favorite experiences. My first library is now a senior center or something like that. The reading room at the Suzzalo library at the University of Washington is an amazing one to see if you haven’t visited there already…


    • November 14, 2011 1:56 PM

      Thank you..Ellen! Maybe we’ll get to visit that library one day. We did get to one downtown Seattle. That will be another Mosaic…lol!


  3. November 14, 2011 8:50 AM

    You would have loved the library in the town where I grew up. It shared a building with a bank and had two levels. The top level was for adults and the lower was well stocked just for kids. Most important were the librarians who were just incredible!


  4. November 14, 2011 1:13 PM

    Very good, thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures …, your photos have a lot of expression …


    • November 14, 2011 2:02 PM

      Gracias por sus comentarios! I had to get out my Spanish dictionary.. (: I hope it’s right!


      • November 14, 2011 3:07 PM

        This perfect and precise your Spanish. Thanks Roberta
        Adiós amiga…


  5. Marci permalink
    November 14, 2011 4:33 PM

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Long time since we have had a chat!! Love your pictures! You are a pro!!


    • November 14, 2011 4:37 PM

      Yes Marci, it’s been awhile..Thank you for your response and nice comment!


  6. November 15, 2011 12:03 AM

    What a wonderful subject for Mosaic Monday! Fascinated me. As you, I love books, smell of books and libraries… The photographs are amazing, you did a great shots and I loved your collage. Thank you dear Roberta,
    with my love, nia


    • November 15, 2011 10:04 AM

      Nia, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Mosaic Monday! Thank you!


  7. November 15, 2011 4:22 AM

    Being a book lover myself I can do nothing but give you the thumbs up for this post. I totally agree with nia. The collage of photographs are great, you feel you can just wander in between all these books. The encourage an adventure of books. Thanks for sharing you thoughts and photos.


  8. November 15, 2011 5:26 AM

    Thank you dear Roberta, with my love, nia


  9. November 21, 2011 1:26 PM

    i love libraries too…but never been to one here in so cal… coz i’m just new here, i’m jealous! 😀 hehehe…


    • November 21, 2011 9:49 PM

      I hope you find time to visit your local library! Thank you for stopping by.. (:


  10. December 7, 2011 9:06 PM


    I love your mosaics. I used to work in a library as my first real job out of high school. I love holding a great new book and flipping pages. I am learning to read a bit more electronically, but paper is what I prefer. I know it’s changing now and I may adapt somewhat. I love your blog!


    • December 8, 2011 10:07 AM

      Hi Martina, thank you so very much..There was a time in elementary school that I was quite a bookworm. I remember winning a reading contest and won a book. I have been at this library almost five years.Blogging has opened up doors in many ways for me.. I so enjoy all of your wonderful photo’s and your adorable children!!


  11. December 14, 2011 7:42 AM

    Hi, Roberta. How I wish you could “drop in” for a cuppa tea! I have wonderful old tattered cover books which belonged to my grandmother. (My grandparents were born during and right after the Civil War!)

    Most of them are the classic English poets. So wonderful! 🙂


    • December 14, 2011 7:57 PM

      I’m sure we would enjoy our time browsing at old books..What a wonderful collection to have..


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