The library is open because reading is what? Essential. My relationship with libraries is complex, I live for them ONLY if all the books are brand spanking new. Just the thought of touching a dirty book is enough to make me wash my hands with scalding hot water. All those people, with their dirty hands smudging and sullying up books, that I in turn am suppose to borrow. Yuck. Still these libraries are divine and I think everyone should have books in their homes. Knowledge is power. Which one would you spend the afternoon in? I’m a sucker for that staircase in photo one.