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This story comes from my “what a great idea!” file. The Chicago Public Library is partnering with CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) to offer free content to CTA train and bus riders. (The CTA offers free 4G wireless connectivity.) What a … Continue reading
A LOT, as it turns out! Read all about what’s new and innovative at four libraries around the country.
Congratulations to Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (KS), 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. “The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), KS, is engaged in every discussion in its community. In fact, it is usually leading them. The … Continue reading
Libraries don’t have to (and shouldn’t) choose between being a library or a “makerspace.” They are both!
“We’d hit the newspaper offices, the chamber of commerce, city hall, and Main Street for an introduction to the economics, politics, and stresses of a town. The visit to the public library revealed its heart and soul.”
OK, I’m stepping outside my comfort zone. I don’t know a lot or understand a lot about the makerspace movement. You probably know a lot more about it than I do. But basically, a makerspace is just a place where … Continue reading
Today I’m looking at a site called The Daily Post from WordPress, and discovered that every day they publish a new “daily prompt” for bloggers to use when they’re having trouble blogging that day. The daily prompt pushes them to … Continue reading
The Pew Research Center recently published 7 Surprises About Libraries in Our Surveys, in which they share “some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them.” I think you’ll find the list interesting, and … Continue reading
Here’s a GREAT post on how Rapid City Public Libraries installed iPads for use by 2-10 year-olds. You will definitely learn from their experience, and want to try something like this in your library. Let me know how it goes.