I love libraries. Books, quietness... a respite from the outside world. I visited the Balch Library to simply work on a book I'm writing. It's a beautifully-appointed library with a nice selection of reading and reference materials. There are no kids running around in the Balch library because I don't believe that it is allowed to have any shred of noisiness here.
Although the librarian manning the front desk was friendly enough, I had the odd feeling that I was less than welcomed. It's a bit of a pretentious atmosphere.
Although I find a larger, busy library a more difficult place to sit in peace and write or read, I never feel as if I'm not of the proper ilk to walk through the doors.
I appreciate the history and appointments at Balch Library, but for now I'll stick to visiting other local libraries and bookstores.
If you own or manage Thomas Balch Library, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
- Manage your listing