Libraries That Helped Shape World History || Guest Post

intro by Sarah from Siege Media

When was the last time you checked a book out of the library?

If it’s difficult for you to recall the last time you even stepped foot inside of a library, you’re not alone. With ebooks and book delivery services widely available, it’s easy to forget that the library is still a great resource for finding the perfect read. And let’s not forget, it’s free!

Centuries ago, libraries were one of the only places with collections of documents free to peruse. It was a place that molded some of the greatest minds. Oldest recently published a visual that breaks down some of the most invaluable libraries in the world, dating back to the 6th century.

Which library is on your bucket list?

Hey guys! Who’s excited to check out some fantastic old libraries and see where they are or were in the world?! ME! I’ve been to one of these on the list, Trinity College Library – or ‘The Long Room’ as it’s known – and it is MAGNIFICENT. I hope you enjoy this graphic that Sarah reached out to ask me if I’d share with you guys. I think it’s beautiful and awesome and fantastic AND an excellent list to add to your bucket list.


I hope you enjoyed this visual and found it as inspiring as I did! And a big thanks to Sarah from Siege Media for sharing this with us all.

Have you been to any of these libraries?

Happy Reading

~~ Kirstie ~~


6 thoughts on “Libraries That Helped Shape World History || Guest Post

  1. I am very fortunate to live in the U.S. where libraries are predominant. Growing up, my Mom would take my brothers and me to the library every Saturday morning to pick out books. The library holds a special place in my heart because it is where I discovered my love for books. When I got to grade school, my school librarian knew me by name and had a stack of new potential books for me every week. Now that I am a parent, I take my kids to the library at least once a week. My youngest is 5, so we attend regular storytimes in addition to our weekly trip.

    If you’ve never seen it, Neil Gaiman did a lecture about reading and libraries. I got to hear him present it in person when he came to Ohio on book tour. I was mesmerized. It is worth watching! You won’t regret it!

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    1. Aweee that’s so cute. Okay it’s decided, when I have kids I’m going to do what you do and take them every week. Let’s hope they like reading 😂

      I AM STILL VERY JEALOUS YOU MET GAIMAN. Gah! But I’m totally going to watch that – he’s such a cool guy!

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      1. Girl my son is a reluctant reader, so it can be like pulling teeth to get him into the library. He usually picks out movies or video games BUT I make him check out at least one book. He typically picks out some type of nonfiction sports book as a compromise.

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