I like the building where I attend sacrament meeting. The chapel is amphitheater-like because all of the side benches face the pulpit at an angle. Another thing I like about it: the library has been around long enough to be stocked with some pretty good stuff. I asked the ward librarian for a map of the United States this morning. The map he produced is pictured below. Copyright Deseret Book 1929. I used to say nothing cool comes out of DB. I take it back. It’s only been 80 years!
This got me thinking about ward libraries. I like the concept. And the old ones I have inspected are packed with uncorrelated oddities and treasures. But it seems like they could somehow be more and do more. Any thoughts? And can you imagine a ward library stocked with Mormon literature? (Thanks for the chalk and eraser, Brother Jones. While I’m here, can I put a hold on Angel Falling Softly?)