NY Times: Where Libraries are the Tourist Attractions

New Austin Texas Public Library.

New Austin Texas Public Library.

Libraries are having a moment. In the past few years dozens have opened across the world, resembling nothing like the book-depot versions from the past…

To attract visitors from home and abroad, many libraries have advanced, even quirky amenities. They have rooftop gardens, public parks, verandas, play spaces, teen centers, movie theaters, gaming rooms, art galleries, restaurants and more.”