The Mountainside Library at Dunham’s Bay NY

One of a kind!  This is a dear little library I won’t soon
forget.  First of all, we got lost getting there—well, not
exactly lost since it HAD to be on that little road that goes
around the lake–Lake George–well, anyway, we found it.

We had been looking on the wrong side of the road.  It was
a pleasant trip for we had just come from the library in
Lake George village and were glad to get away from the
mobs of tourists there—and passed around the “million
dollar beach” as it was called when it was being built years
ago—and the road turned into a scenic ride along the lake
shore.  Even though I was growing up in a town not ten
miles away, we just never went over to the “east” side of
the lake.

Dunham’s Bay had a busy little—little marina and O’Half
stopped to ask directions.  He told the fellow on the boat
dock that his GPS wasn’t working—couldn’t get a signal
“out here”.

“Paradise” the man exclaimed.  !!

Warren County libraries mountside sign 077

 

 

So, there it was!

 

 

We climbed up the little wooden porch to go
inside—–but, trouble ahead—the door was locked!

the locked door at Mountainside Library 079

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, locked————–but!————the key in the door!

You see, it’s a self-maintained library—anyone can borrow,
anytime.  You sign a little book when you take books out and
when you return them.  The sign on the door requests that you
turn the lights off as you leave!  I love it!!

And now some photos of inside:

as you enter Mountainside Library

 

 

main room at Mountainside Library

main room at Mountainside Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

children's section Mountainside Library

children’s section Mountainside Library

 

 

 

 

handmade sign for the Mountainside Library established 1891!

handmade sign for the Mountainside Library established 1891!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And doing some browsing–and boy, I was tempted to take out the Thurber!

at the Mountainside Library 090

 

browsing at Mountainside Library 095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the inside of that Thurber I don’t have . . .

inside of Alarms and Diversions by James Thurber

inside of Alarms and Diversions by James Thurber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and a cozy reading room—love this library.

a reading room at Mountainside Library

a reading room at Mountainside Library

 

 

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2 Responses to The Mountainside Library at Dunham’s Bay NY

  1. Stefanie says:

    Now that’s a library of community effort and a huge amount of trust! Very cool and so cute too 🙂

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