Happy National Library Week everyone! To celebrate, we have photographic evidence that historic libraries and special collections aren’t all musty and boring and, you know, yucky! Children happily visited the Peabody Library last year during Flower Mart, and received free rare books coloring books that they used at our own makeshift coloring station (aka a 19th century desk that John Dos Passos allegedly used while writing some of his novels).
The B’More Clubhouse is an amazing non-profit that “empowers individuals with mental illnesses to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choice in the community.” The George Peabody Library is thrilled to have a member of the B’More Clubhouse working as a “book doctor,” providing able and ready assistant to poor old books that are dirty and missing their covers; those of us who have had the privilege of working with our B’More Clubhouse member can’t speak highly enough of him.
This episode of B’More Clubhouse TV features many wonderful stories, including a stop at the Peabody! The Peabody portion begins around 4 minutes into the program, but we heartily recommend that you watch the entire episode!
Hey Library People! The Great Library Roadshow stopped by The Johns Hopkins University and met with some library folk who work on outreach — including staff from the George Peabody Library!
Want to learn more about the Great Library Roadshow? You totally should! Check it out.