Nooks, Crannies, and Chimney Stacks
Enriched by old world craftsmanship with rich paneling and detailing, the Library welcomed its visitors. The reading room contained beautifully appointed furniture and chandeliers. A skylight further brightened the room. A slow fire burning on the hearth did "much to make the room attractive."
Mr. Tarbell desired from the start that the Library should be a place of learning and social gatherings.
"May this Library and its chimney corner long prove to be the family altar which shall gather around it the children, young and old, who constitute the happy family called Lincoln binding them more and more firmly together in the bonds of a common interest."
AND SO IT REMAINS.