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About my libraryThe Floating Library is an experimental public art project by Sarah Peters that explores the underused amenity of the urban lake as a civic and creative place.

The tool in this endeavour is a library. Specifically, a collection of artist books and printed matter aboard a raft reachable by boat.

A custom made raft designed by architect Molly Reichert features bookshelves built to hold printed matter for perusal on the water. Patrons in canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skiffs, rowboats, or even inner tubes are invited to paddle up to the Library and browse the shelves. Protective covers on the books do their best to keep materials dry.

The library has both circulating and reference collections contributed by artists nationwide and internationally. A staff of friendly floating librarians facilitate the check out process and make reading suggestions.



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