Last week, while the weather was still nice here in Atlanta, I took a walk during my lunch break. I made my way over to Woodruff Park and found a table to read in the sun for a while. It was only on my way back to the office that I noticed that I had wondered into Woodruff Park’s Outdoor Reading Room.
There are carrels with books and magazines for borrowing/browsing, nice Woodruff Park branded umbrellas, etc. When did this happen? The Downtown Atlanta Improvement District has the scoop on this wonderful new addition:
The Woodruff Park Reading Room is an open-air reading room in northern portion of Woodruff Park. In partnership with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, carts are stocked with a selection of books, periodicals and newspapers, with readings and programs at lunchtime. Movable furniture creates an intimate environment. The programming, publications, and environment of the Reading Room are available to everyone for free, without any need of cards or identification.
See the link above for info on donating books. This is completely awesome and I had no idea it was there, despite working just a few blocks away. It appears that I’ll have to wait a while for lunch time weather to improve to visit again.