Libraries – Drawings

Here is another page of drawings made from photos. This time the theme is Libraries.

I go to the library a lot, in normal life. On the day before our state’s shutdown, when I heard the news, it was the place I went to first. I checked out about 25 books. I’m working my way through them, and sadly am more than half finished with the pile.

I understand I will not be back in a library for some time. I’ll get hold of something to read, I have no fear, but I want to be back in a library.

All right, here are the photos. They are from Montgomery County Community College and Chestnut Hill College libraries. Note: The one with the guy squatting down to find a book – well, I didn’t get his posture right so I amended the picture a little. In my version he is sitting on a little bench. I think I will try it again later on.

And you can see I have a thing for the chairs and footstools and tables at Montco. Love their style and I can attest to their comfort. If you follow my poetry blog and my Marathon poetry writing sessions, you have seen many photos of the library and some that include this furniture.

Chestnut Hill College’s library is an older style building and has its original 1960-ish furniture, shelving, and layout. It’s a different atmosphere but equally as welcoming to the reader and thinker.

And…here is the page from my sketchbook. (It’s a book of 8″ x 8″).

Library 4-20

15 thoughts on “Libraries – Drawings

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, and Well, I say, go ahead, I guarantee you will enjoy it. I find drawing very calming these days. Maybe since I have learned to slow down, possibly the result of using such a fine tipped pen. I really like it.

  1. memadtwo

    These drawings are so beautiful…like doors into magic kingdoms. The library is one of the first places I hope to visit when things open up again. And I hope my favorite library workers will be there too.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I feel the same way. I miss being able to be in this place I feel so at home in. And I also hope my librarians are ok and will be back soon, too.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    Great drawings. I like your use of shapes and angles. Do you have a way to read e-books? My youngest son has been borrowing ebooks from the library using his library card because he is very picky with this reading. The rest of us thankfully still have plenty of reading material to get through.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Yes, I have Hoopla and I read on my phone. I also have a few books I own that I have not read or want to re-read (I am thinking the Last Policeman Trilogy by Ben H Winters, also the author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, which I now think I must re-read too. And also The City and the City by China Mieville, someone mentioned it to me in a comment recently and I got out my copy.) And I also listen to audio books on the phone too from Hoopla. I do want to just get in the library and be in the building , though, I think it would really make a difference to me just to touch base there. Hopefully soon.

  3. Sandra McCall

    You are right. Those chairs and footstools are awesome. Our library has boring office type furniture, but it is still one of my favorite places in the whole world.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I have been a library lover since I was barely able to read and the library was in the basement of a church in our small town. I miss being able to visit them very much (I go to my local libraries for books and the community college or other local college libraries for a place for weekly poetry writing).

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