Hillview Free Library, Diamond Point NY

When O’Half and I went on a little vacation last week, we headed
to upstate New York where we first met.

I grew up on Lake George and it’s still the prettiest spot in the
world as far as I’m concerned.

Lake George just north of Bolton Landing NY

Lake George just north of Bolton Landing NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a bit of interest we decided to visit the area libraries in the
county–Warren County–the libraries I had never visited.  I went
to our local library all the time, but had never investigated the other
libraries “out of town” when I was growing up.

I’ll post these gradually, but it just so happens I’ll start with my
favorite visit of all–and I’ll tell you why at the end.

Hillview Free Library at Diamond Point NY on Lake George

Hillview Free Library at Diamond Point NY on Lake George

 

 

 

 

This little beauty was beautiful!  The
tiny village of Diamond Point is right
on the shores of Lake George and about
six miles south of Bolton Landing.

 

Take a photo tour with me . . .

 

notice the pretty little painting within the sign --click to enlarge

notice the pretty little
painting within the sign –click to enlarge photo

 

 

inside the library at Diamond Point NY

inside the library at Diamond Point NY

and then the reading room at Diamond Point

and then the reading room at Diamond Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

walking down through the library toward the desk at Diamond Point where you can check out original arrowheads and stuff . . .

walking down through the library toward the desk  where you can check out original arrowheads and stuff . . .

 

 

 

 

 

children's area at Diamond Point has a sofa for mama, too

children’s area at Diamond Point has a sofa for mama, too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
When I first walked into the library, the drama section–
the 800s–was the first thing I saw–yea!

 

and there was O'Neill

and there was O’Neill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and, and . . .I couldn’t believe it—and
you won’t either because it’s so blurry (!)
but—there was a book of PLAYS by
Susan Glaspell.  Now you tell me which
library is going to have those on the shelf!  I was thrilled!

Plays by Susan Glaspell! at the Diamond Point NY library

Plays by Susan Glaspell! at the Diamond Point NY
library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate my find I bought a little
box of notecards with a sketch of the
Hillview Free Library.

notecard Diamond Point NY library 004

 

 

I thought this little library was so inviting I could have stayed for a few hours to browse
and read.  Nice.

 

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5 Responses to Hillview Free Library, Diamond Point NY

  1. booksilver says:

    Lovely! Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon in there?! Almost worth the trip in itself!

  2. Buttondeb says:

    Looks like perfection in library form. And a fireplace to boot! Lucky librarian.

  3. Stefanie says:

    What a gorgeous library!

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