(NPR) Athena’s Library, The Quirky Pillar Of Providence, Rhode Island

Posted by Kendall Harmon

With a bit of reverence, librarians carefully wind an antique library clock near the circulation desk in a temple of learning called the Providence Athenaeum.

This is one of the oldest libraries in the United States, a 19th-century library with the soul of a 21st-century rave party. In fact, the Rhode Island institution has been called a national model for civic engagement....

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