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21st Century Libraries Look Like: Something Unexpected


Here are some images from numerous resources that typify something unexpected in a library. They draw attention to libraries and open up the idea of “library” to new understanding and new customers.

Johnson County (KS) Library System
mobytruck

MrHyde-JoCo-Library

From the “Get London Reading” campaign.
london

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get_london_reading_bricklane_2

From the British Libraries Pinterest site.
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britishlibrary

Tara Robertson blog about activating the library space, featuring “Koja” by Anna-Karin Johansson.
Koja by Anna-Karin Johansson

Gilpin County (CO) Library
GILPINCo

Kansas City (MO) Library System
Kansas-City-Public-Library-Missouri_2

School library interior in Medellin, Columbia.
colombia

Colbern Road Branch, Mid-Continent (MO) Public Library
Marilyn

Sachse (TX) Public Library
motorcycle

Malibu (CA) Public Library Grand Opening
Malibu-Library-Grand-Opening

Lauren Smedley’s 3D printer, Fayetteville (NY) Free Library.
L-and-the-Makerbot

The Fab Lab, Fayetteville (NY) Free Library.
Maker7

Fairfield-Nichols Branch, Trumbull (CT) Library System
printer

The Creative Cat
cat

Use your library’s space to tell stories.
Librarystairs

Use your library’s space to inspire.
jay-walkers-library1

Use your library’s space to delight.
colorful

Use your library’s space to educate.
RotorNot

Use your library’s space to attract.
Palaces
librarysign

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