Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Libraries of the World: Kansas City MO Central Library Garage

Central Library Garage: Photo by Mike Sinclair 
Ok, so this isn't exactly a library, but you have to admit it is quite a unique structure for a library parking garage and we couldn't resist posting it so you could all get a look at it.

The Community Bookshelf is the parking garage for the Central Library in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

According to the library's web site, "It runs along the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar."

"The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees." 

The following is a list of the 22 book titles on those spines. Are you surprised by any of the choices? Do you think something else should have been added? 
  • Kansas City Stories
  • Catch-22
  • Children's Stories
  • Silent Spring
  • O Pioneers!
  • 100 Years of Solitude
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Republic
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Tao Te Ching
  • The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
  • Black Elk Speaks
  • Invisible Man
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Journals of the Expedition (Lewis and Clark)
  • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
  • Lord of the Rings
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Truman

This information and photo is from the Kansas City MO Library's web site. Click on the link for more information and additional views of the library's garage.

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