“Bet Arkeh” (pronounced Bet ER-keh) is the word for “library” in Neo-Aramaic.

I am a librarian, so love to visit different archives, libraries, and museums. My goal is to write about the different places that I have visited, with the hope that others will become interested in visiting them as well.

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National Postal Museum

If you live in the United States, you may have noticed mail taking longer than usual to arrive, or mail just getting completely lost.  As more people stayed home in 2020 because of COVID-19, they tended to do more online shopping, thus increasing our mail usage.  However, COVID-19 also meant that postal workers frequently got … Continue reading National Postal Museum

Fort Sumter

On December 20, 1860, the state of South Carolina seceded from the United States.  That led to a domino effect in which ten other states ultimately seceded from the Union as well.  For obvious reasons, the United States was not pleased with South Carolina’s behavior, so on December 26, 1860, it secretly sent soldiers, under … Continue reading Fort Sumter

Poetry Foundation Library

Although public libraries are obviously the most popular types of libraries, there are so many other types of unique libraries that exist.  Many of these are research libraries, which do not allow you to take their materials home, but do allow you to use their materials while inside the library.  The Poetry Foundation Library in … Continue reading Poetry Foundation Library