Category Archives: Library spaces

Library Photo of the Month–May 2017

Tucked inside the village hall you can find the bustling New Glarus Public Library.   Advertisements

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Libraries are for Everyone. Really.

I tell you that all the time. Recently, of course, the phrase has come to have new meaning.

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High Expectations in 2016

What do Americans expect from their public libraries? The short answer is “a lot.”

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Add Value

We talk and hear a lot about how libraries provide value to their communities. But what does that really mean?    

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Library Photo of the Month–November 2016

Today’s library of the month takes us to Lodi, Wisconsin.

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Happily Bustling? or Noisy?

Libraries of all types and sizes struggle with this question. It is hard to be all things to all people. Hard to be the quiet space some crave, while also being the busy bustling place filled with happy people of … Continue reading

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit!”

As a (mostly retired) librarian, it troubles me that an article about library anxiety among college students has been getting quite a bit of play lately (at least in the library-related blogs and sites I follow).

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What Can We Do?

My heart is heavy.

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Libraries Forever?

You know how I feel about libraries. But I’m happy to say that the article Has the Library Outlived its Usefulness in the Age of the Internet? supports my view. You’ll want to read the whole article of course, but … Continue reading

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It’s Not Either/Or

Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!

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