Libraries continue to play an important role in today’s communities. They provide access to information and resources, support literacy and education, promote lifelong learning, and serve as a community gathering space. Historic libraries are often valuable cultural and historical landmarks in their own right. From preserving their original architecture and art to conserving rare documents and books, libraries play an important role in safeguarding irreplaceable treasures.
2023 marks the 65th anniversary of National Library Week, which was first sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1958, reminding us of their importance and valuable contributions.
We are proud to have been involved in the preservation of some of the most iconic libraries across the country. Learn more about one of our earliest projects at the Library of Congress to more recent restorations at the New York Public Library, Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library, and the monumental, award-winning historic restoration of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.