I was happy to discover the Joseph Meyerhoff Public Library in Beer Sheva.
Interesting system: to borrow one book you leave a 50 shekel deposit in cash or check, or for two books NIS 100.
At the entrance a page from Bechalomi, a book by Miriam Yalan-Shteklis,
a beloved Israeli writer and poet famous for her children's books:
I think there's no need to make poems and songs.
They make themselves.
And how do they do that?
That's their secret.
And a sign on the door that struck me funny down here in the Negev desert:
NO ENTERING THE LIBRARY
IN WET CLOTHES!
Maybe kids get their clothes wet walking through the fountain right outside the library in Fannie and Max Targ Square, next to the Beer Sheva Conservatory of Music?
(Linking to Our World Tuesday, signs signs, and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)