Friday, April 8, 2011

Deadwood City Library - 4/08/2011 USA Today "10 great places where libraries turn a page"

Forget stereotypes about libraries: You're now more likely to find art exhibits, lounge chairs and free Wi-Fi. Monday April 11, 2011 marks the start of National Library Week, but visitors don't need an excuse to visit. "It's a place where stuff happens," says Rebecca Miller of Library Journal magazine. She shares 10 favorite locations with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

Deadwood, South Dakota

Deadwood City Library

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie financed thousands of public libraries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many are still in use, like this building on the Western plains, which has a strong local history collection. "The main reason to go there is to step into an old classic library," Miller says. "It's an outpost for contemplation and quiet for a town that's pretty touristy and kind of wild still." 605-578-2821; web site; email

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