Monday, March 21, 2011

Blue Monday - My Library

Hello, it finally came . . . Happy Spring!

It's Blue Monday! Come celebrate the color we best--blue!

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I love to read and maintain a book blog where I review what I've read. I'm planning a giveaway in a couple of weeks.

In my search for things blue, I spotted this beautiful blue library sign. It stands outside of my local library.



This is the side of the library. I captured the sky and the flag because they both contain more blue.



The city began as a train station around 1910. To commemorate the town's beginning, the library has an interesting 3-D brick sculpture of a train pointed toward the entrance. You can see the entrance by looking at the right side of this photo by the white railing.


Here's a close-up. I think it's quite unique with its 3-D effect. As we walk through the doors, the train is aimed right at us.


Do you like to read?

Happy Blue Monday!


1. mizhelle
2. Lifemoto- Baguio 2
3. A song and post for Japan
4. Gotta Get It! @ My Place to Yours
5. JEC
6. Grace
7. Ms. Burrito
8. Rose
9. Tulsa Gentleman
10. Chubskulit
11. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
12. LaVoice
13. Molly's Country Memories
14. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
15. Jan Australia
16. raya's treasures
17. Fifi Flowers GIVEAWAY
18. niko
19. anne
20. Rajesh, India
21. Joyful Servant
22. Kathy Matthews
23. Dena E
24. Carpe Diem Sweden
25. Bhupesh
26. Christine
27. gypsea nurse
28. Cat
29. Blue Fostoria and Crazy Silver Man!
30. GVK, Mysore, India
31. Gengen
32. Pie
33. Roses and Blues
34. Milla
35. Mary@OnePerfectBite
36. Eden,Australia
37. Vernz
38. liberal sprinkles
39. Sweet Nothings
40. Mar , Spain
41. Rantis, Swe
42. Cindy Adkins
43. NatureFootstepSweden
44. Rinkly Rimes
45. clavs@clavsupclose...
46. Shengkay's JOurnal
47. January
48. Heather, NZ
49. Prosperity's Desire
50. kat
51. Lina, Indonesia
52. Theresa
53. Vinni
54. Andy - Canada
55. MommyLESsons
56. Debbie at The Paint Splash
57. Love H, Grow G, USA
58. Maria's Space
59. Shengkay Random Nest
60. Blue Skies Up Above!
61. Reach Beyond Limits
62. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
63. Blue Hyacinths and a Pinata
64. Life is a Battle
65. Birgitta - Europe
66. Donnie
67. Visits With Mary
68. A Musing Potpourri
69. Jingle
70. Sue-Someone's Mom
71. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
72. Dorincard: Big, Bad Wolf...or Nose?
73. The Metcafe'
74. hapzydeco
75. Picket
76. Jeanie from Georgia
77. Sunny Simple Life
78. Mischievious Kittens
79. Little World of Fun
80. garden roses@ Mere Thoughts
81. Barbara Rosenzweig
82. Dhemz
83. Joysweb
84. wedding bell blues @ whistlestop
85. 'Blue Tassels"
86. Manang Kim,USA
87. carolynUSA
88. Photoblogista, CA
89. Unraveling Mysteries
90. Joahna@Pink Reflections
91. What's Inside Joahna's Heart
92. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
93. Gittan Sweden
94. Grandmother Wren
95. Joy- Books and Life
96. Sandra
97. mercedes scott
98. La Dame de Nage
99. Shy@J&J
100. Chie's WhereAbouts
101. Find Your Happiness
102. Patricia - USA
103. Photographing New Zealand
104. Hazelicious
105. Andrea
106. annies home
107. Marianne
108. Komali - An Invitation
109. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe
110. Chuchie's Hideaway

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67 comments:

Marice said...

that library look really neat! love the bricks architecture of it :)

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Yes, I love to read ... and public libraries! Thanks for sharing yours.

Natasha said...

I love reading but I seem to be reading magazines more than books these days. When I do read I love reading historical biographies!

Thanks for having me today. Hope you enjoy that gorgeous Spring weather!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

chubskulit said...

Historical blue you have this week Sally, thanks for sharing. Have a great week ahead.

Life Moto said...

i agree with marice. nice place to learn



Life Moto - Happy Monday!

Diann said...

I love our libraries. I am lucky to have 4 different puplic libraries wthin 5 minutes of my home.

LV said...

Yes, yes, I love to read. The library is my very favorite place to go. I used to buy books, but that became costly. I just go and enjoy the latest from the library.

Jan said...

Yes I love to read too, and most of my fiction, when I get a chance, comes from the library.
Lovely blue sign and sky.
Hugs, Jan

Joyful said...

I love the blue sign. Happy Blue Monday!

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sweetie,,,sooooblessed to be here with you again this Monday of BLUE!!!!
Hugs Dena

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally ... this is funny, because I did my post this morning, and it is about "my" library at home! Great minds think alike, lol.

Thanks for hostessing, and have a wonderful Blue Monday,

Kathy

Marie said...

I´m a fan of books. Especially thriller and detective storys. Love the library. It´s a great service for all people like reading. Please have a great monday.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally~ thanks again for another fabulous Blue Monday!!
Smiles~C

xinex said...

The train looks pretty neat, Sally. ...Christine

Cafe au lait said...

These are beautiful Sally. Happy Monday.

My Blue Monday.

Mary said...

You once again found a unique and interesting blue. Because of problems with eyes I no longer read a great deal, but I do avail myself of talking books. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Eden said...

I always visit our local library. In fact tomorrow, I will go there to return all the books that I have borrowed for it will due very soon. Love the sculpture of the train.

Have a great week.

Vernz said...

Hi Sally, wow, this is so cool, so sad people right in where I live are not so adept with reading, thus public libraries are not a hit.. posted mine..

liberal sprinkles said...

Hi Sally,
thanks for sharing this. I love books and I love libraries, I spend a lot of them with both! Do you know about Bookcrossing, I do that sometimes too to share books.
best wishes,
Grace

Mar said...

Lovely blue sign!! happy Monday

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sally,
Happy Blue Monday! I love to read and my favorite books are spiritual ones.
XO

NatureFootstep said...

Nice color on that sign. :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

A quick 'blue' this week before I sail off into the Blue Horizon on a cruise!

clavsupclose said...

hi there! Aunt Sally, my post is up. Happy blue monday!

January said...

beautiful photos you have here Ms. Sally..

here's my share for blue monday..

Souvenir Mug

Theresa said...

Hi Sally! I love to read and am enjoying your blue skies and blue Monday! Thanks for hosting!

DadEngrMommmyLES said...

this is my first time to join..and it's quite fun looking for photos with blue theme.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

As always Sally, great post. Love the 3d brick train. Blessings, Debbie

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great Blue library sign! And there's nothing I like more than going to the library! Now there's a place that opens up the entire world!
Happy Blue Monday!
Coralie

~✿~Icy BC said...

That's a great blue sign of the library, Sally and the wooden train is awesome!

Beverly said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

I like the train feature. That was a creative concept to tie to city history.

And, I love to read. But, I have to control my addiction in order to go to work. I am always torn to put my book down.

The fishermans cottage said...

Yes, one of my most favourite places to go. Thanks for a great Blue Monday x

genny said...

i am late again. mine is up! very classic library. have a blessed monday Sally. :-)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The train is really special - why a train I wonder curiously?

Donnie said...

Looks like a fun place. I could spend hours at the library. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary said...

Hello Sally ! ! Happy Blue Monday !

La said...

Oh how I love libraries. Happy Blue Monday! La

Jingle said...

lovely library sign..
Happy Blue Monday.

Dorincard said...

Nice bas-relief! :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basrelief

sueskitchen said...

Hi Sally, We so appreciate our library! Sky blue is always an inspiring color...a perfect backdrop for every thing in this world!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Boy there are lots of Bloggers signed up after me. I linked after midnight before I went to bed. I meant to come back early this morning but we slept late. A rare occasion for me.

Your Library is huge and beautiful. I love the history and the train on the building. A lot of thought went into the construction of this wonderful building. My mother was an avid reader and she would have loved this library. She actually read out the library in her town and had to change to another. Hard to believe huh?

Gotta get going. Our church is making baby quilts to send to China. They will be tied instead of quilted. I am so sad for these poor people.

Have a wonderful day.
Love, Jeanne

April said...

I used to visit the library all the time when my girls were younger, but haven't been in about 6 years, sadly enough. I do love to read...mostly non-fiction. Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

thestonerabbit said...

What a great train relief on that library....such an awesome nod to the history of your city! And what DARLING grandkiddos in their sweet Spring Break shirts. Yes, in the olden days, we did call it Easter Vacation. Gotta keep the church out of the state, I guess. :(

Our skies are blue in KCMO today!!!! It's a happy Blue Monday here, too! Have a great day!


Dana

Picket said...

Morning Sally...what a great Library....I use to go to ours all the time...but it has been years since I went...they actually rebuilt it...I need to go back and check it out! I posted a little Blue for you girl...thanks for hosting...love ya sweetie...Picket

anne said...

The color of the library signage is so stunning.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Can't feel "blue" with beautiful blue skies!!
Happy week,
Barb

Dhemz said...

nice! this reminds me to visit the library...been a while since the last time I borrowed books and movies....great to be here Sally!

jlshall said...

I love your library! It reminds me of the one I used to go to in San Antonio TX when I was a teen. Oddly enough, I have a library shot for today, too (great minds thinking alike, and all that).

Happy Blue Monday!
~Joy @ Joysweb

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is a very nice library. We only have a small anex library that is connected to our county seat library. We are fortunate that we can place an order for books we are looking for and it will be sent over from the county library. ~~Sherry~~

Linnea said...

Love to read and I use the library a lot - at least lately! Great resources there.

Sara Chapman said...

A great use of blue, most people's favorite color. Yes, I'm an avid reader, always have been. Love the treasure of used books.

Erica said...

I love the Library and love to read....I have a real large one near my home so I consider myself lucky. Because there is a great variety of books, etc........
Thanks for sharing your Library with us. Happy Blue Monday!!!!!

Grandmother Wren said...

We love our library - we're fortunate to have an excellent children's reading program in the summer.
Wish we had a cool train sculpture!

Joy said...

Love the train sculpture on the front, very cool! Happy Blue Monday. ;)

Healthier And Wealthier said...

I just adore my library. Once of my favorite places. And if you were here you could see the most beautiful blue sky!
Sandra

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

My son would sure love that cho cho in the wall.

http://www.jnjmilestones.com/2011/03/blue-monday-i-spy.html

Sar@h said...

Do you know this book ?
Bleu histoire d'une couleur de Michel Pastoureau

Claire said...

Hope I did it right now!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sally, Happy Blue Monday to you.... Looks like this meme is still extremely popular...

That blue library sign was there JUST for you.... I know how much you enjoy reading...

Hugs,
Betsy

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally

Thats a very nice bright blue library sign. It really stands out nicely. The trains is really interesting and the 3-D adds a nice touch to the library too.

I bet you read a lot of books.... I do like to read and pick up magazines of different kinds to read whenever I can...and I'm back into reading before I go to bed. Thats a real treat part of my day these days. I am reading novels lately.

Happy Blue Monday and springy skies...
*hugs*
Judi

andrea said...

Good evening! This is my first time posting to Blue Monday. Love the concept!

Shelia said...

Hi Most Blue One! I love libraries and I don't want anything to do with those Kindles or mechanic things.
Well my tiny toe is still a bit bruised and hurts it I poke on it. So I don't poke on it much! :)
I know you're weather is probably pretty perfect like ours! :) You know, I've had that cross tassel up for a few years and thought about taking it down. But since you like it - I won't! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Hazelicious929 said...

Hello Smiling Sally! I am here for a visit.

shopannies said...

most definetly captured the blue in this picture

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

great blue photos Sally as always

niko said...

i wish to live near a library someday too!

thanks for dropping by my blog sally. happy BM

http://nikoshome.com

Nezzy said...

I sure do love to read Miss Sally! I especially love your Blue Mondays.

What a neat library and so unique to have a train meet ya at the door. Can you imagine what excitement that stirs us in the mind of a child? It's great!!!

God bless you sweetie and have a marvelous day!!!