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Downtown Central Library Reimagined

The Glendale Central Library is now reimagined as a community gathering place to learn, explore, create and reflect. The city invites you to visit an
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Model Programme for Public Libraries - MODEL PROGRAMME FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Brooklyn Heights Redevelopment Project Nets Financing

Brooklyn Heights Redevelopment Project Nets Financing | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Hudson Companies, the developer behind a Brooklyn Heights project to build a library and condominium tower, has secured a $280 million construction loan, allowing the mixed-use complex to move forward.
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Innovative libraries delivering good design | Australian Library and Information Association

Congratulations to the five library design award winners Melbourne , Monday 19 June, 2017: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has today announced the five winners of its inaugural Library Design Awards 2017 at its conference in Melbourne. Thirty-three stunning libraries were entered in the awards and there is a winner in each category: public, school, academic and special libraries all feature in the entries. The Australian Library Design Awards were created to showcase the best in contemporary library interiors and exteriors in Australia, and to celebrate the investment in libraries made by our nation's institutions, corporations, local, state and territory governments. The winners in the five categories 

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Varina Area Library / BCWH Architects

Varina Area Library  / BCWH Architects | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Completed in 2016 in Henrico County, United States. Images by Chris Cunningham . . The new 43,885SF Varina Area Library was envisioned as a place for individual transformation and community advancement as well as a hub fo
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These Award-Winning Libraries Show How the Community Hubs Will Survive in the Digital Age

These Award-Winning Libraries Show How the Community Hubs Will Survive in the Digital Age | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Libraries have long been community gathering spaces where all members of society can gather around the pursuit of knowledge or the entertainment of a
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These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles

These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Libraries from Maine to California are recasting themselves as hands-on creative hubs where people can learn crafts and experiment with technology like 3-D printers.
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Behind the design of Seattle's library

Behind the design of Seattle's library | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus takes the audience on dazzling, dizzying virtual tours of three recent projects: the Central Library in Seattle, the Museum Plaza in Louisville and the Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas.
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Outside the Box: From Local Library to Community Center - Project for Public Spaces

Outside the Box: From Local Library to Community Center - Project for Public Spaces | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
We believe what starts at the library can transform an entire community! Following our successful pilot program, we are thrilled to announce another year of Outside the Box - a partnership between library service non-profit OCLC and Redbox - to provide free, fun entertainment events in local communities across the United States centered around public libraries and their public spaces.
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How to design a library that makes kids want to read

How to design a library that makes kids want to read | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.
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Libraries That Matter - Project for Public Spaces

Libraries That Matter - Project for Public Spaces | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
The creation of the "information superhighway" threatened to make libraries obsolete, but today they are as prominent as ever, redefining themselves as community centers for the 21st Century.
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Garces and Vetri Help Launch Demonstration Kitchen at the Free Library - Zagat

Demonstration Kitchen - Library

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Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries

The centre for library design and innovation: a resource for planning and design, a database of library building projects and a marketplace for services.
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Barcelona  -  Sant Gervasi - Joan Maragall Library: Interplay with the urban space - MODEL PROGRAMME FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Library Design Awards 2017 | Australian Library and Information Association

INAUGURAL AWARDS 2017 will see the presentation of the first ever Library Design Awards. The shortlist is here, with the winners announced at the ALIA Library Design Conference at Library at the Dock, Melbourne, on Monday 19 June. 

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New Central Library

Calgary's new Central Library will be located one block east of City Hall, in East Village. Explore the plans for the new Central Library here!
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New York Today: A City Library, on the Subway

New York Today: A City Library, on the Subway | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it
Thursday: The “Subway Library,” mellow weather, and remembering Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Eight recipients honored with the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced today the eight recipients of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The LLAMA Buildings and Equipment Community of Practice and the AIA developed this award program to encourage and recognize excellence in the architectural design of libraries.
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S.F. library rolls out Biblio Bistro for lessons on cooking

S.F. library rolls out Biblio Bistro for lessons on cooking | New Canaan Library Building project | Scoop.it

Seven years ago, a tiny garden of mixed greens and vegetables was planted in the children’s area at the Mission Branch Library. [...] the former chef bought a Charlie Cart — a mobile kitchen equipped with burners, an oven and utensils — and set out to teach library patrons how to saute, sear and score. The San Francisco Public Library’s movable kitchen premiered this month and will be at the Heart of the City Farmers Market near the Civic Center every third Wednesday of the month. 

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