A Trip Well Over Due…

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I have lived in Colorado my whole 13 years of life, and have never been to the Denver Public Library. Well, it's about time, I am well over due. There is just one word to describe it, HUGE.

I have lived in Colorado my whole 13 years of life, and have never been to the Denver Public Library. Well, it's about time, I am well over due. There is just one word to describe it, HUGE. Seven floors filled with literature, arts, and adventure. Every book imaginable is there, on the shelves. From the children's section to the adult non-fiction area. My brother, Tommy and I, have never seen so many books in one place.

 

The children's area was so relaxing, there were so many interesting books and a comfortable reading area filled with neon colored soft chairs. There was even a section filled with beach like chairs looking out into the heart of Downtown Denver. The children's area has many fun activities, such as board game day and story time. Helpful librarians are more then happy to answer all your questions and helping you find the perfect book. It would be great to be young again! (ha, ha, ha)

 

We made our journey from the kids area to the computer lab. Magizines/ Newspaper area to the Genealogy dept. We even OOH'D and AAH'D at the creative high tech book returning system, conveyor belt after conveyor belt carrying and shipping books to where they have to go.

 

Besides the library books, computers, magazines/ newspaper, and high tech software concerning book returns, there are beautiful art exhibits. On the 5th floor there was Retrospective of a Colorado artist, by Barbara Young. The paintings were so real like, you could see the texture of the city. To our surprise, there was even more art on the 7th floor . Ribbons were displayed at the bottom of the art in each category. It was the Denver Plein Air Exhibition of 2010. All of the paintings were of places or people in Downtown Denver. The shadowing and color scheme showed me new and exciting ways to see and capture art.

 

The 7th floor held the most exciting thing, The Legacy Table. ( World leaders met around this table during the Summit of the Eight.) Name tags were labeled at each seat. I sat in the chair marked with the name William Clinton, (Bill Clinton). Around the table were also names of presidents from other countries. Just think, I got to see and sit at the table where important people made important decisions. Someday I will host a meeting in this room.

 

For more info, visit www.denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-1111 for times and dates. I hope all of you get a Denver Public Library card and visit the Denver Public Library for a free and fun time. Thank you to the library workers for being very helpful and for making the library a great place to visit. (The library has phones scattered around, so you can call them for help ). Also, thank you to the creative artists for showing the public their talents.