Sunday, 29 June 2014


... or I'm sure it will be a favourite if I ever get to see it... 

This is the KANSAS CENTRAL LIBRARY.. very well known to booklovers everywhere for it's innovative facade... known as the Community Bookshelf...

Community Bookshelf

Central Library parking garage
Photo by Mike Sinclair
The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of Kansas City's downtown. It runs along the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees. Their final selection was made on March 16, 2004. The bookshelf was completed between March and the fall of 2004.

 The entrance is every bit as imposing...

 You can read more about the long history of the Kansas Central Library and the Community Bookshelf via the links below.

 Have you a favourite library, either one you frequent or one you would like to?

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