Village library, Big Tancook Island

Village library, Big Tancook Island

The Big Tancook village library is the direct result of isolated people pitching in to create something for the whole community. Basically, this back corner of the gallery/museum/rec centre is full of books donated by residents. You can take a book for as long as you like and return it when you’re done, just like a normal library. There is also a section that is stocked by the library system on the mainland, the books from there come over on the ferry once a week, and the books on the island get returned. It’s really cool.

You can come in a take a seat in the rocking chair, enjoy one of the many books on many subjects and breathe in the air only an old wood building half full of books can have. I think it might be worth the ferry ride over there just to sit in that chair and relax.

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Technical Details

  • Camera: Mamiya 6 medium-format rangefinder
  • Lens: Mamiya 75mm
  • Filter: None
  • Film: Kodak Portra 160NC
  • Developer: Unicolor C41
  • Development: Small tank for 3.5 minutes at 40 degrees Celsius. Agitation was for the first ten seconds, then four inver sions every thirty seconds.
  • Date: September, 2010
  • Location: 44.450693, -64.168631
  • what3words: swiftly.pastel.allow
  • Copyright: © 2010 Chris Jones. All rights reserved. More information.

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