Have you been to the best in your state, yet? If not, you're missing out. From classical constructs to ultra-modern edifices, here are fifty reasons to apply for a library card stat.
Chicago Public Library's Chinatown branch is an otherworldly structure inspired by its neighborhood. Its design is based on Feng Shui principles, and its glass exterior is meant to evoke a glowing lantern at night. The building also won a AIA/ALA Library Building Award earlier this year.