In an increasingly digital world, Europe’s biggest library is unveiled
"one of the city’s best-known residents: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban last year while on her way to school, came to Birmingham for medical treatment and is now living there with her family. Ms. Yousafzai spoke passionately about the importance of reading and libraries. “A world without books is like a body without a soul,” she told the crowd. “A city without books, and a city without libraries, is like a grave yard.”
The Innovation library received a slew of press coverage when they announced the opening of the Innovation Lab -- a space that gives the public free access to 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines.
It’s not about technology. It’s about making meaning.It’s not about finding sources. It’s about building understanding.It’s not about skills. It’s about identity and relationships.It’s not about individual success. It’s about participating in a society that values justice.It’s not about finding and using information. It’s about the practice of freedom.