Early this year, I was honored to participate in selecting the 10 most beautiful libraries in Georgia from a long list of submissions. Working with several members of the Georgia Public Library Services’ staff and another architect, we reviewed and discussed the submissions and created the list of 10 finalists and 7 honorable mentions.
I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful buildings and locations housing Georgia’s public libraries and learning about the history many have. Several exist due to Carnegie funds at the turn of the century as well as several newly built facilities of many shapes, sizes and styles.
The GPLS staff printed a cute passport booklet listing these 17 treasures with the name, location, architect and brief history. If you love libraries or enjoy architecture or history and want a reason to take a road trip, here is a wonderful opportunity. Read more and see the list here: http://www.georgialibraries.org/