Itinerary

SUMMER 2012:

We hope to visit the following fine libraries across the West, Midwest, and Southwest this summer. Can you host us? Have suggestions? Get in touch.

LIST OF LIBRARIES:

NEVADA
Jackpot Branch Library, Jackpot, NV

IDAHO
Shoshone Public Library, Shoshone, ID
Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, ID
Alta Branch Library, Alta, WY

MONTANA
Dillon Public Library, Dillon, MT
Butte Public Library, Butte MT
Hearst Free Library, Anaconda, MT
Bozeman Public Library,  Bozeman, MT
Livingston-Park County Public Library, Livingston, MT
Parmly Billings Library, Billings, MT
Big Horn County Public Library, Hardin, MT
Bicentennial Library of Colstrip, Colstrip, MT
Miles City Public Library,Miles City, MT
Prairie County-Terry Library, Terry, MT (maybe)
Wobaux Public Library, Wibaux, MT
Richey Public Library, Richey, MT (maybe)

NORTH DAKOTA
Golden Valley County Library, Beach, ND
Billings County Resource Center Library, Medora, ND
Prairie Library, Amidon, ND
Alfred Dickey Public Library,  Jamestown, ND
The Margaret Fraase Public Library, Buffalo, ND
Valley City Public Library, Valley City, ND
West Fargo Public Library, West Fargo, ND
Fargo Public Library, Fargo ND

SOUTH DAKOTA
Faith Public Library, Faith SD
Dakota Club Library, Eagle Butte, SD
Dewey County Library, Timber Lake, SD
A.H. Brown Public Library, Mobridge, SD
Roscoe Public Library, Roscoe, ND
M.P. Beebe Memorial Library, Ipswitch, SD
Alexander Mitchell Library,  Aberdeen, SD
Redfield Carnegie Library,  Redfield, SD

MINNESOTA
Mahnomen Public Library, Mahnomen, MN
Cass Lake Community Library, Cass Lake, MN
Coleraine Public Library, Coleraine, MN
 Hibbing Public Library,  Hibbing, MN
Chisholm Public Library, Chisholm, MN
Mountain Iron Public Library, Mountain Iron, MN
Eveleth Public Library, Eveleth, MN
Duluth Public Library, Duluth, MN

Taylors Falls Public Library, Taylors Falls, MN
Minneapolis Central Library,  Minneapolis, MN
Walker Library, Minneapolis, MN (under renovation)
Hosmer Community Library,  Minneapolis, MN
Brookdale Library,  Brooklyn Center, MN
St Bonifacius Library, St Bonifacius, MN
Maple Plain Library,  Maple Plain, MN
Buckham Memorial Library, Faribault, MN
Owatonna Public Library, Owatonna, MN
Winona Public Library, Winona, MN

WISCONSIN
Red Cliff Public Library, Bayfield, WI
Bayfield Carnegie Library, Bayfield, WI
Madeline Island Public Library, La Pointe, WI
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland, WI
Bad River Tribal Library, Odanah, WI
Forest Lodge Public Library,  Cable, WI
Sparta Free Library,Sparta, WI
Tomah Public Library,  Tomah, Wi
Oshkosh Public Library,  Oshkosh, WI
Oneida Community Library, Oneida, WI (maybe)
Carnegie carcass, Sheboygan, WI
Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI (contacted)
Kenosha Public Library, Kenosha, WI
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, WI
Jefferson Public Library, Jefferson, WI
L.D. Fargo Public Library,  Lake Mills, WI
Madison – ?
Dwight T. Parker Public Library, Fennimore, WI
Mazomanie Free Library,  Mazomanie, WI

Town of Wabeno, Public Library, Wabeno, WI
Wisconsin Little Free Library  http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/

IOWA
Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Library, Dubuque, IA
Coggon Public Library, Coggon, IA
Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo, IA
Steamboat Rock Public Library, Steamboat Rock, IA
Garwin Public Library, Garwin, IA
Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, IA
Des Moines Central Library,  Des Moines, IA
Letts Public Library, Letts, IA
Burlington Public Library,  Burlington, IA
Glenwood Public Library, Glenwood, IA

ILLINOIS
Barry Public Library, Barry, IL
East St. Louis Public Library, East St Louis, IL
Elks Club, East St Louis, IL
Hayner Library,  Alton, IL
Centralia Regional Library, Centralia, IL
McCoy Memorial Library, McLeansboro, Il
Cairo Public Library, Cairo, IL

MISSOURI
Hannibal Free Public Library, Hannibal, MO
St. Louis Main, St Louis, MO
Carondelet Branch Library, St Louis, MO
Crunden Branch Library,  St Louis (empty lot)
Clarkton Branch Library, Clarkton, MO
Puxico Public Library, Puxico, MO
Piedmont Public Library, Piedmont MO
Eminence Public Library, Eminence, MO
Sunrise Beach Library, Sunrise Beach, MO
Columbia Public Library, , Columbia, MO
Price James Memorial Library,  Tipton, MO
Boonslick Regional Library, Sedalia, MO
Sedalia Branch Library, Sedalia, MO
Lexington Public Library and Historical Association Building,  Lexington, MO
The Kansas City Public Library/Central Library, Kansas City, MO

ARKANSAS
Williford Branch Library, Williford, AR
Mammoth Spring Library, Mammoth Spring AR

KANSAS
Carnegie Building,  Lawrence, KS
Coal Creek Library,  Baldwin City, KS
Paola Free Library, Paola, KS
Lyon County Library, Allen, KS
Marion Library, Marion, KS
Canton Township Library, Canton, KS
Geneseo Public Library, 725 Main St, Geneseo, KS
Wakefield Public Library, 205 3rd St, Wakefield, KS
Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS

NEBRASKA
Pawnee City Public Library, Pawnee City, NE
Burchard Public Library, Burchard, NE
The Swanton Library, Swanton, NE
Tobias Public Library, Tobias, NE
Clay Center Public Library,  Clay Center, NE
Harvard Public Library, Harvard, NE
Morton-James Public Library, Nebraska City, NE
Nehawka Public Library, Nehawka, NE
Weeping Water Public Library, Weeping Water, NE

Omaha Old Public Library,  Omaha, NE
Lincoln
Genoa Public Library, Genoa, NE
Cedar Rapids Public Library, Cedar Rapids, NE
Spalding Public Library, Spalding, NE
Royal Pubic Library, Royal, NE
Rudy’s Library, Monowi, NE
Lynch Village Library, Lynch, NE

SOUTH DAKOTA

Tripp Public Library, 102 E 2nd St, Tripp, SD
Mitchell Public Library, Mitchell, SD
Wall Community Library, Wall, SD
Jackson County Library, Kadoka, SD
Long Valley Branch Library, Long Valley, SD
Hot Springs Library, Hot Springs, SD
Deadwood Public Library, Deadwood, SD

WYOMING
Campbell County Public Library,  Gillette, WY
Johnson County Library Buffalo, Buffalo, WY
Ten Sleep Public Library, Ten Sleep, WY
Hot Springs County Library, Thermopolis, WY
Lysite Library, Lysite, WY
Fremont County Public Library, Lander, WY
Jeffrey City Library, Jeffrey City, WY
Niobrara County Library, Lusk, WY
Chugwater Library, Chugwater, WY

COLORADO

Lyons Depot Library, Lyons, Co
Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO
Denver Public Library, Denver, CO
Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, Denver, CO
Decker Branch Library, Denver, CO
Kiowa Public Library, Kiowa, CO
Colorado Springs Old Carnegie Library, Colorado Springs, CO
Manitou Springs Public Library, Manitou Springs, CO
Victor Public Library, Victor, CO
Hartsel
Park County Library, 418 Main St, Fairplay, CO
Salida Regional Library, 405 E Street, Salida, CO
Old Rock Community Library, Crested Butte, CO
Naturita Library, Naturita, CO
Nucla Public Library, Nucla
Rico Public Library, Rico
Silverton Public Library, Silverton
Ouray Library District, Ouray
Mancos Public Library, Mancos

UTAH
Montezuma Creek
Bluff
Mexican Hat

ARIZONA:
1. Kayenta
2. Tuba City
5. Grand Canyon Community Library, Grand Canyon Village
6. Flagstaff – or around Flagstaff including Sedona, Jerome, + Prescott

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SUMMER 2011 ITINERARY:

Here are some of the places we planned to hit on our photographic road trip in summer 2011,  beginning in mid-June and finishing in mid-August.

Thanks to everyone who hosted us, called or emailed us with tips and recommendations, and met us along the way. What an amazing country we live in!

NEW MEXICO
Gallup
Laguna
Albuquerque
Placitas
Jemez Pueblo
Santa Fe
Pojoaque
Espanola
Abiquiu
El Rito
Taos
Truchas
Las Vegas
Pueblo of Isleta
Socorro
Las Cruces

TEXAS
El Paso
Midland
Post
Stamford
Anson
Abilene
Winters
Ballinger
Fredericksburg
Boerne
San Antonio
Austin
Bryan
Bremond
Waco
Hillsboro
Waxahachie
Dallas
Fort Worth

OKLAHOMA
Durant
Ada
Allen
Holdenville
Wewoka
Seminole
Oklahoma City
Chandler
Cushing
Drumright
Tulsa
Muskogee
Hulbert
Tahlequah
Stilwell  ?
Sallisaw


ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
Alma
Norman
Arkadelphia
Morrilton (?)
Little Rock
Pine Bluff
Warren ?
Wilmar ?
Monticello ?
Lake Village
Eudora ?
Helena



LOUISIANA
Lake Providence
Winnsboro ?
Wisner ?
St. Joseph
Ferriday
Vidalia ?


MISSISSIPPI

Natchez
Fayette ?
Port Gibson
Jackson?
*Yazoo City
The following towns are possibilities, depending on our route through Mississippi:

Tchula
Belzoni
Isola
Inverness
Hollandale
Arcola
Greenville
Metcalfe
Leland
Indianola
Moorehead
Itta Bena
Sunflower
Ruleville
Drew
(Mississippi State Penitentiary)
Tutwiler
Shaw
Merigold
Shelby

Clarksdale
Marks
Sledge
Crenshaw
Tunica
Oxford

TENNESSEE
Memphis
Halls
Nashville

ILLINOIS
Cairo
Anna
Greenville
McLeansboro

INDIANA
Evansville
Ferdinand
Corydon

KENTUCKY
Fulton
Henderson
Louisville
Shelbyville
Frankfort
Lexington
Paris

OHIO
Cincinnati
Loveland
Hamilton
Lebanon
Van Wert
Defiance
Wauseon
Toledo
Norwalk
Amherst
Cleveland
Poland
East Liverpool, OH

MICHIGAN
Jackson?
Howell
Flint
Detroit

PENNSYLVANIA
Beaver Falls
West Aliquippa
Ambridge
Pittsburgh
Munhall
Braddock
McKeesport
Connellsville
Brownsville
Philadelphia

WEST VIRGINIA
Fairmont
Paw Paw
Shepherdstown
Charles Town

VIRGINIA
Winchester
Leesburg

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Library of Congress

MARYLAND
Greenbelt
Baltimore

DELAWARE
Wilmington

NEW JERSEY
Camden
Newark
Hoboken
Weehawken

 

MASSACHUSETTS
Long Meadow
Princeton
Conway
North Adams
Lowell

VERMONT
Vergennes

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Center Sandwich
Laconia

CONNECTICUT
Branford
Norfolk

18 responses to “Itinerary

  1. I think the Bill Memorial Library in New London, Connecticut is charming. A little gem. I don’t know your criteria, of course, so it might not fit in your parameters. And then, if you are in New London, you could take the ferry to Orient Point and visit the cluster of libraries on the north fork of Long Island’s east end. We are very proud of our libraries in Greenport, Southold Cutchogue and Mattituck.

    • Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for information about the New London and Long Island libraries. We will be ending our trip in New England so we may be able to visit some of them. I’ll let you know if we do. We are currently in Indianola, Mississippi.
      Best wishes,
      Bob Dawson

  2. Carrie

    As one of your backers, I know a lot of libraries in south central PA. :) Let me know if you can add one or two more to your itinerary.

  3. SueB

    You may also want to visit the Connecticut State Library in Hartford http://www.cslib.org/ They have a beautiful building and fantastic historical material about Connecticut

  4. Karla

    If you’re in PA, be sure to the over to the Darby Free Library. It’s the second oldest free library in the United States. http://www.darbylibrary.org/history.html#Present
    Best of luck on your travels!

  5. You might also consider the Plainfield Public Library in New Jersey (http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/). It has a long history and also was a museum.

  6. Jenna

    No stops in Iowa at all? The Des Moines metro area is home to some truly fabulous libraries in all shapes and sizes. Please consider visiting the Des Moines Central branch downtown, the brand-new Franklin branch (opening August 21!), and the West Des Moines Public Library. Three examples of truly exemplary library architecture and service. :)

  7. Kelsey Smith

    If you extend your trip and decide to visit some of the best libraries in the U.S; come to the Northwest and we promise to show you a good time. Olympia, WA OUT.

  8. Robert, if you have any extra time at all, Maine is such a treasure trove! There are so many unique spots here, particularly island libraries. One island library (Long Island, near Portland, Maine, so if you’re in NH, it’s not too much farther) is housed in the same building as the school, and the hallway connecting the two is a local gallery space. The building itself is also the island’s official disaster gathering space. The library is run entirely by volunteers and open 7 days a week. It’s a beautiful place in every possible way! http://library.long-island.lib.me.us/

  9. Kathleen Marcaccio

    Have you made your way to Michigan yet? I’m in the Detroit area. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

  10. Hi there, Robert! Just wanted to tell you that we librarians at the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT will be happy to give you a tour of the library! Please stop by the Reference Desk and say ‘Hi!”. Do you have an idea of when you’ll be in town?

    • Hi Katy,

      Thank you for you email message. I am hoping to be in Branford next Friday afternoon. I will be happy to contact you once I get there. Do you have a phone number where I can contact you if my schedule changes? I look forward to meeting you.

      Robert Dawson 415 515-4367 (cell)

  11. Georgianna Kleiman

    The public library in Lake Geneva, WI was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It sits on the shore of Geneva Lake and is a real treasure. Such a serene place to sit and read in the shade of old trees and the lake boats passing by. They are also well stocked with audio and reading materials.

  12. I dont see CALIFORNIA on this list

  13. Greetings!

    I actually stumbled across your blog as I was preparing for a similar journey of my own. Basically, once I graduate, I was planning on touring the country, stopping at libraries across the country to try to find their ‘claim to fame,’ so to speak. I was wondering if you had any advice/suggestions (other than what was on this blog), or if I could run some ideas past you.

    Thanks so much!
    –Katie

  14. susan

    The Kalamazoo Public Library in Michigan is a wonderful place. Also I would suggest the Concord Public Library in Concord, MA.

  15. Jill

    The library in Sun Prairie wi is lovely. Columbus Wi has a beautiful
    Library too.

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