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A library card gives you the opportunity to check out seeds, harvest crops and return new seeds. (Libraries continue to repurpose themselves.
Another seed lending library is featured. Especially love the quote from a parent,
"[Stephanie] Syson says the library has always been a place for her daughter to learn. The seeds just add another lesson.
"For her to see a little pot of dirt and to plant a seed into it, and then 30 days later being able to eat something from it is really exciting for her," she says. "She really enjoys seeing that whole process."
A process that now includes a trip to the local library."
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"During a Knight conference exploring the role of libraries in the digital world, we interviewed library directors from eight communities - Philadelphia, St. Paul, Macon, Charlotte, Miami, Akron, San Jose and Detroit - to ask these questions and more.
Hear what library directors from these communities say are their biggest successes and listen to insights in how they’re addressing challenges.
In these videos, library directors also share what projects they’ve developed to help better serve their communities. The Free Library of Philadelphia, for example, was able to involve itself more deeply in communities by creating hot spots in areas with limited digital access."
James Crawford, Google BooksSiobhan A. Reardon, PhiladelphiaKit Hadley, Saint PaulThomas Jones, MaconKaren Beach, CharlotteRaymond Santiago, MiamiDavid Jennings, AkronJane Light, San JoseDoug Dotterer, Stow-MunroeJuliet Machie, Detroit
"This is a call to arms for libraries, inspired loosely by the famous SHIFT HAPPENS deck.
Feel free to embed it anywhere and everywhere, with attribution."
BY BLAIR KAMIN:
"What should a 21st Century library look like? To ask that question is to conjure futuristic visions--of libraries that resemble sleek Apple stores; of librarians who stroll around their branches with computer tablets, and of robots ..."
"My suggestion – If you want to be a successful 21st Century Librarian, COLLABORATE MORE WITH YOUR PEERS!"