Last weekend I decided to explore a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway I’ve never seen, so I drove up I-81 N and then cut over to the parkway via VA-130. The weather was absolutely perfect for a road trip – brilliant blue skies filled with puffy clouds and temperatures in the mid-70s. The mountains are beginning to take on the darker green hues of summer, but splashes of bright spring green still speckle the hillsides. On my way to the parkway I stopped in Glasgow, Virginia, a small town (population approximately 1,000) in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The purpose for this pitstop? The Glasgow Public Library.
Given the size of the town, it’s hardly surprising that the Glasgow Library is fairly small. Yet despite its size, it still has an open, airy feel to it. The children’s area (where I spent most of my time) is neatly organized and even includes toys in labeled bins for the younger patrons. The building is pretty new, and my guess is that it was built within the last five years. Overall, the library was clean, quiet, and the staff friendly. (The bathroom was also spotless, which impressed me immensely. I know that’s a silly thing to be impressed by, but when you’re on the road public restrooms are very important!)
Three cheers for the Glasgow Public Library!
Photo credit: Me!
Read the Library Love Fine Print here.