When I was a kid, I spent a fair amount of time at my local library.  It was a quiet place to study, they had activities for kids, a chess club, and I was able to get just about any book I needed either for school or for leisure.  I read a lot as a kid.  Now, libraries seem to be a quiet place to get free internet, computer help, send a fax, as well as reading. A St Louis Library has been recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country.

Facebook Page - St Louis Public Library
Facebook Page - St Louis Public Library
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Central Library, which is located at 1301 Olive Street in St Louis, finished 6th out of the 11 most beautiful libraries in the country, according to Fodor's Travels.  St. Louis Public Library's flagship, built in 1912, was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.  There’s a magnificently grand front entrance and a peaceful sunken garden space out back for relaxing. In addition to offering an impressive amount of literature and acting as a community space, this library seemingly brings a modern version of the Italian Renaissance to downtown St. Louis.  You can read more HERE and find out what other 10 libraries made the list.

Hallway - St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
Hallway - St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
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Free, docent-led tours are available for individuals and groups at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mondays and at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Saturdays. Private tours are available by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 314-338-7792 or email web@slpl.org.

Lion Fountain - St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
Lion Fountain - St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
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I was planning a weekend trip to St Louis as part of my vacation next weekend.  Looks like I have another place that I need to check out while I am there.

St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
St Louis Public Library - Facebook Page
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