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
From the “Get London Reading” campaign.
From the British Libraries Pinterest site.
Tara Robertson blog about activating the library space, featuring “Koja” by Anna-Karin Johansson.
Gilpin County (CO) Library
Kansas City (MO) Library System
School library interior in Medellin, Columbia.
Colbern Road Branch, Mid-Continent (MO) Public Library
Sachse (TX) Public Library
Malibu (CA) Public Library Grand Opening
Lauren Smedley’s 3D printer, Fayetteville (NY) Free Library.
The Fab Lab, Fayetteville (NY) Free Library.
Fairfield-Nichols Branch, Trumbull (CT) Library System
Use your library’s space to tell stories.
Use your library’s space to inspire.
Use your library’s space to delight.
Use your library’s space to educate.
Use your library’s space to attract.