Today is the last day of National Library Week 2010. In honor of libraries (and librarians!) everywhere, please enjoy some library porn I’ve been saving for you.
You can find those photos and many, many more at “Librophiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries“, on the Curious Expeditions blog.
The Huffington Post (I know, I know) has a photo album of The Most Amazing Libraries In The World, where you can rate each photo.
For a historical viewpoint, check out this article on The 7 Most Impressive Libraries From Throughout History.
Just in case you’ve forgotten what it takes to run a library, here are 85 reasons to be thankful for librarians.
And finally, if you feel like a tear-jerker, I listened to this story on NPR on the drive to work one morning last year, and tears were running down my face by the time I got to my library. Of course, I’m a bit of a sap, so your mileage may vary.
If you find yourself with more time or money than you know what to do with, I hope you’ll consider donating some to your favorite library. If you’re an independently wealthy person of leisure, you could even pursue a career in libraries!