Here is the Racine Public Library in 1972, so this is how it looked when I visited it as a child. It was a big deal for me to get to go “upstairs” to the main level and to browse in the stacks of the grown-ups. I really liked the library when it was in this state. The magazines were in the front corner near the street, and the entrance door was along side the magazines. As you entered, you would pass the librarians behind their counters on your left. If you faced straight ahead, you would be looking at the card catalogs. If you walked in a little ways and turned left, you would be facing the newspaper section with all the old men reading the newspapers on their special sticks that would be used to keep the newspaper together and to hang the newspaper up when you were done. I really felt bad when they “modernized” the library and changed the entrance and rearranged the insides.