The Orange County Library System in Florida offers an assortment of library cards such as: adult, juvenile, and the PC pass for use of their PC computers. Their excellent programming includes a monthly Writers’ Corner. And info on hurricane preparedness!
11. Honolulu, Hawaii
The Hawaii Public Library System is dedicated to fostering a love of reading and learning to its communities. (And it’s so pretty!) The library’s programs include: music performances, preschool storytimes, cultural events, author talks, and informational seminars. Visit them in person, on their website, or on Instagram.
The New Orleans Public Library is comprised of various branches and resource centers for the city, including the African American Resource Center, Youth Services, the YMCA Adult Literacy Center, and a city archive. “Speaking Volumes” = clever tagline.
The Detroit Public Library is the largest library system in the state and has more than 4.1 million items available to its patrons. Their Skillman Branch is home to the National Automotive History Collection, an archive of 600,000 photographs and documents.
The Springfield-Greene County Library District supports literacy in their community with reading programs, offers computer classes, and highlights local history with books about the region. (Photo courtesy of The Springfield-Greene County Library District)
Jeremy Webner and associates redesigned the Free Library of Philadelphia to be more welcoming and fun for readers of all ages. They introduced this new card to go with the cool revamped space. And when you can’t make it in person, catch up via their series of podcasts. (Photo courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia)
The Seattle Public Library has several designs for patrons to choose from, including Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Mount Rainier and Central Library, and one very cute, kid-friendly card. Opportunity. Imagination. Discovery. Fun. Awesome. And you can use your library card to reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge.
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