|A view from the second story into the main area of the Fairhope Public Linrary|
|Most of the members present at August's meeting with Tamara|
As our group was led on the tour, we each were pulled to our areas of interest. While I found that intriguing within itself, I got pulled in my own direction: all the lovely inspiration packed into one place.
First, and most obviously there are the books. The library has a wide array of art, craft, and beading books for all ages. Best thing, they're free. . .if you return them on time.
|I found the top two in the non-fiction adult area and the bottom two in the kids non-fiction.|
Secondly, cozy nooks are to be found throughout the library with an abundance of light. These nooks are perfect for a quiet place (shhhhhh!) to daydream designs, flip through one of those inspiring books, and/or sketch.
|These are only two of such areas in the Fairhope Library|
Third, the Library (Fairhope's most especially) is packed full of art and displays and exhibits that absolutely get creative juices flowing.
|I love the color combos in the painting in the upper left. The other pieces are all made out of decoupaged paper and make me sigh with relief that librarians don't seem to mind art made from old book pages (much). Whew!|
In addition to all that inspiration, the Fairhope Library offers a variety of resources that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home if you're one that doesn't need to venture far to find inspiration.
- CamilliaNet - downloadable books for your e-reader
- Alabama Virtual Library - for reference materials
- One Click Digital - audio books
- Zinio - digital magazines
- Mango Languages - a language learning tool
- And a variety of other resources
It's amazing what all you can get out of your local library. When was the last time you paid yours a visit? I guarantee you'll be inspired.