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The 50 Best Libraries in the United States

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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.

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