More ideas from ida
What about using yardsticks as a ceiling treatment...would look similar to this in shape and coloring, but would have the nostalgia of a "school house" feel...appropriate for a quaint library.

We love everything about this window-filled corner, not to mention the view. The picture window maximizes the view, while the double-hungs give ventilation. We also love the low built-in book cases that have function as window seats.