Peabody Library
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Remarkable libraries across America

Peabody Library
The George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Opened in 1878 as the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore, it features five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies and a skylight 61 feet above the floor.  (Carol M. Highsmith )
Salt Lake City Library
The main branch library of the Salt Lake City Public Library. The six-story building opened in 2003, can house more than 500,000 books and other items, and features a curving wall of glass. (Carol M. Highsmith )
Mammoth Library
The Mammoth Lakes, Calif., public library is paired with its community center. The town gets an average of more than 200 inches of snow per year. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building at night. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Library of Congress - Great Hall
Inside the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, in the Great Hall. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Orleans Street Library
The Orleans Street branch of the public library in Baltimore. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Washington, D.C. library
The Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library in Washington makes its purpose clear.  (Carol M. Highsmith)
Library, Georgetown
The Georgetown neighborhood library in Washington. The building had been renovated after a 2007 fire.  (Carol M. Highsmith)
Connecticut library
The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury, Conn., was established in 1803. It was the first free public library in the nation. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Kingtowne library
The Kingstowne Library branch of Alexandria, Va.,'s public library system opened its doors in 2000 in the Landsowne shopping center. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Handley Library
The Handley Library was opened in as a public library in Winchester, Va., in 1913 with a $250,000 gift from Judge John Handley.  (Carol M. Highsmith)
Falls Village library
The David M. Hunt library in Falls Village, Conn. (Carol M. Highsmith)
New York City
New York City Library lion by sculptor Edward Clark Potter, dedicated in 1911. (Carol M. Highsmiith )
Los Angeles library detail
“Statue of Civilization,” by Lew Lawrie, at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. (Carol M. Highsmith)
In Washington, D.C.
The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw library in Washington. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Southport, CT
The Pequot Public Library in Southport, Conn., was founded in 1889. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Burke, VA
Inside the Burke Centre Library in Burke, Va. (Carol M. Highsmith)
Palm Springs library
What was once the main branch of the Palm Springs public library is now a private nonprofit library run by volunteers.  (Carol M. Highsmith)
Noyes Library
The Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington, Md., is a one-room, storybook-style cottage. (Carol M. Highsmith)