Our library occupied the end of one east-pointing wing in the old Evergreen High School building. In furnishings it resembled nothing as much as the traditional reading room: bare rectangular wooden tables surrounded by straight-backed hard-oak wooden chairs. Windows pierced the outside walls that bounded it on the south, east, and north sides. Around the walls rose short semi-full shelves of books that I never saw taken down in my years of occupying the building. No periodicals sat in sight, nor did any traditional finding aids for books or periodicals. At the room’s east end stood an elevated desk and space behind it, then a glass partition with office behind that. On the northwest side was a small entryway with doors into the library, office, rest of the building, and to the outside. The hallway’s interior doors and walls matched those in the library: windowed above wainscoting.
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