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1. On July 1st, 1731, Benjamin Franklin founded "The Library Company", a modern library for citizens in the American Colonies. With the help of the Junto (a philosophical club), Franklin drew up a document called the "Articles of Agreement" that created the library. In which Pennsylvanian city was Franklin's first modern library founded?
2. The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey, was one of largest and wealthiest libraries of the ancient world, along with the libraries at Pergamum and Alexandria. It was constructed in 117 A.D. and had the capacity to hold upwards of 10,000 scrolls along its walls. What is unique about this library at Ephesus?
3. One of New York City's most beautiful libraries is the Morgan Library. The library houses the once-private collection of Pierpont Morgan, and is now part of a larger museum building. In addition to the many books and manuscripts in the library's collection, the Morgan Library holds an original score of a violin sonata in G Major by which famous classical composer?
4. This cathedral's Chained Library dates back to the twelfth century, and was famous for its books, which were chained to the shelves to keep them safe and secure yet still readable. The books were removed from the shelves in the cathedral library when restoration on the cathedral began in 1841. What is the name of the cathedral that was home to the Chained Library?
5. The library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, is famous for "The Long Room", which measures approximately 215 ft in length. The Long Room holds nearly 200,000 books and underwent reconstruction in the 1860s to allow for more vertical space to house books. The Long Room also contains several marble busts, including one by Louis Francois Roubiliac of which famous author of "Gulliver's Travels"?
6. The Vatican Library dates back to the fourth century and, along with the Vatican Secret Archives, makes up the "Scrinium" of the Roman Church. At one time all archival material was stored with the books and manuscripts of the library. In the early 1600s, under the direction of which pope were the archives of the Church entrusted to the Vatican Secret Archives?
7. St. Petersburg, Russia, is home to the Russian National Library, which has collections of manuscripts, prints, maps, and more. One of the library's prized treasures is a French romance novel that dates back to c.1500 in Paris and tells the tale of one of King Arthur's knights. What is the name of this novel, which was printed on vellum and contains hand-painted pictures?
8. The Baroque Library Hall is famous for its ceiling frescoes that were painted by the artist Jan Hiebl. The library itself functions as a National Library and is part of a complex called the Klementinum. In which European capital city is the Klementinum located?
9. Wiblingen Monastery Library in Ulm, Germany, is famous for its whimsical design with pinks, blues, white, and gold. The library is located in the north wing of the monastery and is extremely ornamental with multiple statues and frescoes painted by Januarius Zick. In what architectural style was this magnificent library designed?
10. This Baroque-style library in St. Gallen, Switzerland was designated an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. An Irish monk named Gallus built the abbey where the library sits in 612 A.D. The library was added a century later, and in the 1750s both the library and the church were rebuilt in the Baroque style. The library at St. Gallen is said to be one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. What is the name of St. Gallen's UNESCO World Heritage library?
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