This is continuing our visit to the lovely Utica Public Library, built in 1904. You can read the first segment, here.
As I stated before, this is one of our favorite libraries to visit, but because it’s in the city and because I hate city traffic, we don’t go as often as we wish. But we just love to explore the library. The media selection here is superb, with more than 192,000 items to browse; and it’s an architectural delight to roam the floors and rooms.
There are numerous little nooks and rooms to explore and rest.
There are old books– my favorite kind!– all about the history of Utica, Oneida County, New York State, and early America. Utica, NY, was once an influential area. Many of America’s early statesmen were from Utica: James Schoolcraft Sherman, Roscoe Conkling, Horatio Seymour, Ward Hunt, Francis Kernan.
The Children’s Library is in the basement. It’s all very nicely done– so colorful and stocked full of some of the best books in Central New York.
Believe it or not, I have loads more photos! I’ll post a few more in the next post about the Library, with a little history lesson about Utica’s favorite famous person. (And no, it’s not John Frink or Annette Funicello or Will Smith or Isaac Singer, even though they were from Utica!)