Thursday, April 30, 2015

AtoZ Challenge: Z - From A to Z at the Library

 


Greetings from Hannibal, MO, Mark Twain's boyhood hometown, my theme for this year's AtoZ Challenge.

I've saved the best for last, the place where you can find books titled from A to Z. The Hannibal Free Public Library was built in 1845, Missouri's first tax free supported public library.


Hannibal Free Public Library

Now that the challenge is officially over, I'm ready for a break from blogging. You will find me near the Mississippi taking photos and yelling at my kids, "Get down from there; you're going to get hurt!" Good luck to everyone's writing endeavors. I've enjoyed the variety of blogs: book reviewers, writers, gardeners, travel junkies, movie junkies, 80s junkies, math junkies, and puppy enthusiasts!
 
Enjoy the view...


If you want to keep current with each other's blogs and are sad to see the AtoZ Challenge end, you can always join Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Support Group. We post the first Wednesday of each month. We discuss our fears, our triumphs, and, well, our insecurities. I'll see you next Wednesday!

46 comments:

  1. What a grand building - very fitting for a library. My local city library is an imposing building - grand, as well, but almost like it wants to put people off going inside!

    Enjoy your blogging break :-)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. It really is a cool building. I like to lurk in the downstairs beyond the children's department (ok, now I sound creepy;-) where you can really see the old architecture shining through.

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  2. What a lovely building :) Thank you for all the interesting posts over the AtoZ - enjoy the blogging break.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. I never realized just how lovely it was until I took a picture of it!

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  3. That public library is amazing! Where is my library around here that looks like that? :)

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    1. The library I grew up with was horrid looking. Just plain ugly. But it was inspirational.

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  4. You made it through the Challenge! Take a break - you deserve it.

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    1. I think we all know how much YOU need a break!! Way to try to visit everyone's blogs every day!

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  5. The library is GORGEOUS. Congratulations on finishing, Jennifer! I've learned so much from your theme and I really enjoy your writing style. Have a relaxing break, see you when you get back! =)

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    1. Congrats to you too! I've enjoyed your blog as well:)

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  6. Excellent. I have been to Hannibal many times when I was young. Took my kids there a couple years ago when visiting my sister in Quincy, IL.

    Congratulations on completing the A to Z blogging challenge!
    Don’t forget about the A to Z Reflections post coming up in May.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. Quincy is so close to Hannibal (less than 15 min. drive:) I bet your kids loved Hannibal! The cave and the riverboat are my faves.

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  7. I love the smell of books...that library looks like it smells divine! Yay for finishing up the challenge!
    Katie @TheCyborgMom

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    1. Me too. I love libraries and book stores. Congrats to you too!

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  8. Wow, that is a gorgeous library. I had no idea Hannibal was so lovely. it's been fun meeting you on the challenge. Enjoy that riverside chilling and happy Z!

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    1. I've enjoyed your blog as well. Come for a visit!

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  9. Enjoy Hannibal and your break from blogging. It's been fun! See you at the IWSG. Beautiful library.

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    1. I will. You too! And, yes, see you next Wednesday:)

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  10. Enjoy Hannibal and your break from blogging. It's been fun! See you at the IWSG. Beautiful library.

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  11. Yay. Great finish. I love seeing libraries from other places. I think there will be a HUGE break in the blogging community. I'll go back to my M, W, F schedule but I have a lot of stuff I have to do for others on my blog because of telling everyone they had to wait 'til May for me to be able to help them!

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    1. I like to peruse the pics of libraries on pinterest. Amazing photos! That's great you post 3x a week! I'm lucky to post once a month after this challenge;-)

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  12. Now that's an impressive library. My hometown library was a rickety little wooden shack, and my current one is in the same building as a public pool. It always smells like chlorine.

    Congratulations on making it to the end! I may see you next Wednesday...

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    1. Oh, I can see a silly scene in an MG story about books and swimming pools. Congrats to you too!

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  13. What a beautiful old building--must be lovely walking through those doors into a sea of bookishness.

    It's been lovely to meet you through the challenge, and I look forward to reading your blog as we move into less chaotic times. Enjoy your break!

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    1. Ooh, a sea of bookishness! Love:) It's a win-win situation with the lovely architecture and an abundance of books.

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  14. I am going to enjoy my weekend! I have so enjoyed your blog and getting to know Hannibal! Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting as much as you have. This has been a great month. Glad you made it through the A to Z along with me. See you during reflections...? I'll be there for the IWSG! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. And I've enjoyed getting to know you and your neck of the woods in Florida! I'll see you next week.

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  15. What a lovely looking library. Great job on Z and on your whole Challenge, it was a lot of fun.

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    1. Yes, we are blessed to have preserved such a classic building!

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    1. Yes, fun times and frazzled nerves. Time for a break:)

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  17. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Welcome to "Z-day"! (Time to watch the iZombie television series?)
    Hope to see you at the after party. I'm looking forward to when the Reflections Linky List opens on Monday, May 4th.
    I've followed your listed social media.
    Great views.
    -J @JLenniDorner

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    1. Zombies!! Yes, I'm planning on taking a break to watch my teenage zombies...boys...play some sports;-)

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  18. The libraries around here seem to have been built in the '60s. Sigh.

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    1. Oh, those buildings built in the sixties... ugh.

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  19. I would love to roam that library... I love structures, I have probably mentioned that a 1000 times.

    We made it... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. I never tire either of viewing eye-catching design/architecture!

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  20. I love grand libraries like that. Congrats on finishing the challenge. I'll see you around for IWSG.

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  21. Congratulations on making it through the A-Z challenge!

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  22. Jennifer, I love older buildings such as large libraries. So much fun to walk through and look at all the really cool nuances. Thanks for finishing A to Z and for stopping by my blog so many times. hope to see you back in 2016!

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  23. What an amazing public library. Congratulations for making it to the end of the challenge. I'm trying to make my way through the list and visit all the participants.
    Melissa Sugar
    @msugar13
    Sugarlaw13@live.com
    Http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com

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  24. I love that building!
    I really want to see inside!

    Thank you SO very much for participating and congratulations on finishing the Challenge!

    I loved having you as a Stormy Sidekick and I really appreciate your help and support!

    Enjoy your lovely town, with your very cool family!

    Heather

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  25. Hi Jennifer - how lovely to have that wonderful library nearby ... and congratulations on finishing the A-Z ... it is a fun time isn't it .. and then that let down ... then the clambering aboard the road trip - which I admire all who do ...

    Cheers and enjoy your kids and that yelling!! Hilary

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  26. Loving your theme :) I think it's really interesting seeing what everyone chose for their themes!
    Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip
    Debbie
    www.myrandommusings.blogspot.com

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  27. Hello there.
    Congratulations on completing the challenge! Thanks for visiting me along the way. Back in my school years, I used to spend as much time as possible in our local library - I've always been a bookworm. It was nothing as huge as this place! I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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