If I were to sum up my first impression of the Arlington Robbins Library in a word: livable.
Some libraries I visit are impressive works of architecture. Some are one-room, sweet, charming, quaint.
The Robbins Library, housed in a stately building on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, moments from a 77 MBTA bus stop and the MinuteMan Bikeway, is the sort of place where you favorite a table, chair, or study cubby.
Maybe you show up early in the morning to claim that table/chair/study cubby, and frequenting it becomes your rally cap, magicking you towards the success with your homework/dissertation/novel/job search.
Form, function, inspiration, and surprises.
I look forward to discovering more on my next visit.
My word would be elegant. What a lovely place.