Sunday, February 28, 2010

Libraries Part Four

One of the most comfortable libraries in the region.

The Palisades Free Library.

The delicate mobiles hung in corners fit into the atmosphere perfectly.

The children's room. For ten years during her childhood, actress Angelina Jolie enjoyed reading in this comfortable library. The windows and seating options in this library are quite nice. Do you remember your childhood library?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Libraries Part Three

Built in 2007, this library is dedicated to a firefighter who died on September 11, 2001 at The World Trade Center. A beautiful sun-filled space, the library is located right on the Hudson River at Flywheel Park.

Saturday, February 27 2010
Piermont, New York

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Libraries Part Two

The Suffern Library is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon reading and browsing the shelves.

The Cafe at the Suffern Library is quite good. This was taken early in the day, before the cafe opened. A modern library with a huge amount of comfort. Cozy reading nooks that look out at the wooded landscape outside. The Library is located next to a monastery that also has beautiful grounds, and just across the Street from Good Samaritan Bon Secours Hospital.

The King's Daughters Library in The Village of Haverstraw is like visiting a nice Victorian home. It's cozy and has great views of the Hudson river.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Libraries Part One

Log appreciation at the Liberty Library.

Everyone loves the log.

A great mural is the highlight at the Jeffersonville Library.

Jeffersonville also has a nice reading room.

Both Libraries are part of the Ramapo Catskill System. Patrons can order books from dozens of libraries throughout the region, with four counties participating.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monroe, NY

Early morning at the millpond. Some serious joggers were out, in their little thinsulate outfits, but I was wearing a dress and heels (and a coat of course) -- I just walked around town a little bit. The morning air was fresh, cold, invigorating.

The library wasn't open yet. Not many people were out. It was breezy and maybe 23 degrees.

Had an appointment in Monroe, so I thought I'd check out the downtown area.

I stopped at nearby Woodbury Commons ~ an outdoor outlet mall. Not many people were there and everything was drastically reduced, which was great for those who braved the chill to come out.. It warmed up about ten degrees so it was fine going in and out of shops. I was thinking how I enjoy going there in winter simply because it is outdoors and uncrowded.