You have to see this building for it's beauty. It is spectacular. We had a tour arranged through our congressman. The introductory video was very informative and got me excited about the building. Unfortunately, the rest of the tour was by an incredibly slow speaking, repetitive, dull docent. He was hard to hear, told us three times what he was going to tell us, but never really got there. And to top it off, he did not know the difference between a sheaf of wheat in a cherubs hands and a bushel of wheat. He managed to suck out all the excitement instilled by the video. We wandered off during the showing of the Bibles.
Our self tour went very well. We particularly enjoyed the exhibits in the upstairs halls. However, our kids were disappointed that we did not get to see any books. What's a library with no books! They are not 16, so we couldn't even pretend to do research in the main reading room. But they did immediately bookmark the library's web site and start looking things up. I was happy with that.
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