Wednesday, October 3, 2012

100th Post and one VERY Cool Library

WooHoo! It is my 100th post! The totally awesome thing is I never thought I'd stick with the blog long enough to get to this point. Golf clap for me :)

I've been dreadfully absent lately - but I've been working on so many fun new programs and outreach ideas for the New Job that will be showing up on Mini-Lizz here shortly. 

I've also been working away on my house, and you can see all that I've been doing on my other blog, Lizz the Fabulizer

Enjoy some great library pics today and I'll be back with an update on Insurgent soon :)

The Palatine Library in Parma, Italy was founded in 1761 and their collection includes over 700 million books. It is one of the richest libraries of Italy (of the world? that is a massive collection!).

The working library of Herford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. In has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained for 1611 to 1841 (Source).

So, I understand what a chained library is (lol, totally from Harry Potter), but I wanted to know a little more. If you do too check out these sites:

Books take you to magical places, but these books live in a magical place. Look at those ceilings and shelves! Marvelous!! This is the Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria. 

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