Do Libraries Float


I love libraries and I love boats; what could be better than a library on a boat ? The Floating Library is a new pop-up project that will open at New York City’s Hudson River Pier 25 on the Lilac Museum Steamship. The special library collection will focus on art books and is being curated by artist Beatrice Glow. Sadly, the Floating Library will only be open from Saturday September 6 through October 3, 2014.

Here’s some more on the project from the website:

The ship’s main deck will be transformed into an outdoor reading lounge to offer library visitors a range of reading materials from underrepresented authors, artist books, poetry, manifestoes, as well as book collection, that, at the end of the lifecycle of the project, will be donated to local high school students with demonstrated need. Ongoing art installations include a Listening Room that will feature new works by six sound artists in response to literature, site-specific paper rope swings, The Line, by Amanda Thackray, and Leading Lights by Katarina Jerinic in the Pilot House.



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1 Response to Do Libraries Float

  1. casblomberg says:

    I saw the raft floating library, in Michigan maybe? But this is the first ship I’ve seen. I love the idea!

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