Whitmore Library

Whitmore Library

Me and Whitmore go way back. Waaay back. As a young gradeschooler this was my library of choice. And by choice, I mean the library my mom took me to.

As a junior highschooler, this was the library where I volunteered to read books to little kids once a week. And by volunteered, I really do mean volunteered. Not court-ordered volunteered or parental volunteered, but actually volunteered. I'd read for an hour or so back in the old rainbow room. Or that's what I called it, anyways.

Now as a grown up I seldom stop in. Back in those days it was the daddy grandaddy of all libraries, size-wise. While it's still big, other libraries have sprung up around it in the valley that have made it shrink by comparison's sake. Still, there's a great variety in each of the sections here. And if you don't find what you're looking for, it's still part of the Salt Lake County Library System (aka the Divine System for Getting Books Delivered to your Local Library). Just log in and (sadly) you won't have to visit Whitmore if it's not your homebase, they'll bring stuff to your local branch.

Still, it's nice to remember an old friend and stop by every so often. It still has charm, and is still impressive, convenient, and full of good people. Plenty of comfy little chairs or studious places to read or research.

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