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Hub and spoke system will use ASU SkySong to support new EUREKA spaces in designated libraries
In their press release, these new EUREKA spaces will combine,
"popular co-working spaces, along with expert library fact-finding services and ASU [Venture Catalyst] startup resources, into one designated place." The initiative will start in greater Phoenix and then move out across Arizona.
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One day she will learn to read but right now she's too busy being a normal kid.
Great story about young children discovering their library, and the community that lives there.
Brooklyn Collection of the Brooklyn Public Library creates oral history around Hurricane Sandy ...
Brookyln Public Library is responding to a need in their community, the need to make sense of the natural disaster that was Hurricane Sandy.
"“Different people had different impressions of it,” [outreach librarian June] Koffi said. “That will be important, just to see that depending on where you lived, it was such a different experience.”
“People are still trying to rebuild their lives,” she said. “Some have gotten things back to normal and others haven’t. People still have a lot to say about what’s happened.”
ASU creating space in Phoenix-area libraries for entrepreneurs to learn, grow Phoenix Business Journal ... this is a new way to create a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Many Danish cities are currently redeveloping their libraries or building new ones. The library is no longer a house of books, but a framework for learning, for new as well as old knowledge – both...
The best quote from this article appears in the middle,
"The library can be seen as a public space. It is one of the few non-commercial spaces in the city and also one of the few places with silence zones and no ringing mobile phones (more might come…). Then there is the democratic dimension, the libraries are where a mix of ages, income groups, young and old share the same place. The potential seems to exist for the libraries to play an even more vital and active role as public spaces. This was the conclusion at the conference in Odense, where one of the key strategies of the city, is to select a new location for a central library that would help Odense to transform from industrial city to a city that has a broader profile and that is rooted in knowledge, culture and education."
These last few years have been challenging ones for both the New York and Brooklyn public libraries. Anemic funding and dwindling resources have collided not only with the need to repair many aging structures, but also to ...
Delays in construction and reduction in size are characteristics of New York and Brooklyn Public libraries partnerships to revitatize its libraries, writes Kim Velsey. Just as food stalls are not the way to go to revitalize English libraries, perhaps we should wait and see what public/private development mean before we start selling off libraries in North America.
“It inspires me to see what other people have done,” says Susan. “Some of these ladies have spent years doing their projects and this is the way for someone else to admire all that effort.”
“The Sewing Bee program is part of a larger effort by The Pickering Public Library to expand our community outreach opportunities to include more drop-in for adults,” says Clair Schillaci, outreach librarian.
DISCLAIMER: Pickering Public Library is my library system.
Hurley and West Hurley libraries NY are planning an event involving trucks to which Library Director Tracey Pause said "the even probably attract children up to age 9 or so." I think they are aiming low; everyone loves Big Trucks.
On a day like today, it's important to remember that we have to take care of one another.
Great story told via Twitter about a Skokie Public Library going above and beyond to help a client study. They brought her a coffee right to her study table.
Thanks to @mickjacobsen and Toby Greenwalt (@thanalogdivide) for drawing my attention to this great act of kindness.
From their summary on youTube:
"The King County Library System Foundation is raising $1 million to create a Community Mosaic -- a 2,000 square foot gathering place, performance space and learning hub in the new Tukwila Library. This Community Mosaic space will augment an 8,000 square foot library and expand the facility to 10,000 square feet. The open space will be a community living room, stage for cultural programs and site for technology training, civic gatherings, festivals and numerous activities."
Newsday (blog) Hampton Bays library holding first prom dress drive Newsday (blog) The Hampton Bays Public Library is looking for prom dress donations as part of its first Prom Dress Drive.
Please excuse the pun, Bridging the "dress divide".
The New York Public Library is pleased to announce the release of its Digital Collections API (application programming interface).
While not my usual fare but just as responsive are the initiatives coming out of New York Public Library as they release their Digital Collections API. This will free up a wealth of cultural and historical data to the community so that it can find new and exciting ways to interact.
This is another signpost towards the end of websites as we move increasingly towards an api-driven web? I don't know but it will certainly interesting to watch.
The Free Library of Philadelphia SEPTA and Dunkin Donuts have unveiled a virtual library in Suburban Station The idea is to introduce commuters to the library s extensive online catalog Smartphone
After months of imagining, the virtual subway library is a reality. But the library appeared not in Miami where it was dreamed up by art students nor New York where those students placed their imagined library. No, its in Philadelphia, where the Free Library of Philadelphia in a partnership with a coffee shop.
Writes Heather Acerro, in ALSC Blog,
"The installation is the tenth of eighteen Smart Play Spots that will be installed across Minnesota by the museum as part of their community outreach efforts. So what makes it Smart? The space is designed to encourage preschoolers and their grown ups to play, sing, read, write and talk together."
"Children ask to visit the library and once they are here they never want to leave."
Profile of the innovative and community focus work done at Chattanooga Public Library's 4th Floor and Harvard's temporary storefront Labrary.
We love hearing live music in libraries and this series of upcoming gigs sounds great.
Love the sense of fun associated with this program.
Have you stopped by McD's yet to support #McHappy Day? Donna is there to welcome you!
Love this photo. CEO Donna Bright of the Ajax Public Library (My hometown library) appearing at the local McD's McHappy Day event.
Just as Dr. Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk, we want our library community members to make their own personal transformations through books, programs, and awesome new equipment,” Tom Mukite, a trustee of the ...
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This sounds like a great opportunity for librarians (and museums) in the GTA. Great line up of speakers, including Jason Griffey (LibraryBox), Nate Hill (4th Floor Chattanooga), and Susan Considine (Fayetteville FabLab).
In an article from the Treasure Coast community, St Lucie County FL announcements to addition of a fourth location for its monthly Father and Child Connection program. These programs are a partnership between the county and Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County. Held in the evenings (6pm) it allows "fathers to have a positive impact upon their families by being involved in their child's life."
"The catch phrase "Book 'em, Danno" will take on a new meaning as the city bolsters its child literacy efforts by stocking police substations and cruisers with reading materials for children and families.
"As part of the city's Early Literacy Initiative, Chief Neiswanger and I announced today that all of our city's community policing substations will also serve as 'mini libraries' where children and families can get free books," Mayor Alex B. Morse wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.
Officers will also receive books to keep on hand in their patrol cars, to hand out to children around the city."
In the past, Madison Public Library wasn't the place to craft a blueprint or build a miniature rocket. If there were any handmade books on the premises, they were probably in a display case, behind a layer of glass.
The Bubbler, "refers to how creativity bubbles up from the population" described as "pop-up events held at locations throughout the city" of Madison Wisconsin, writes Lauren Pongan for the Daily Page.
She goes on to say, "The library, especially the Bubbler, hopes to help by hosting pop-up workshops, offering drop-in hours at an animation lab, and bringing programs and technology to places where teens spend their time.
"It's not classroom-style alone," [Teen Services Librarian Jesse] Vieau says of the Bubbler's instructional style. "It's not a lecture. It's a more informal learning environment with experts who can teach hands-on activities instead of just theory."
Just in time for Earth Day, the Markham Grows Seed Library is sprouting up at Markham Public Library’s Milliken Mills branch. A pilot project of the City of Markham’s Sustainability Office and Markham Public Library, the seed library provides organic, heritage seeds to the public – free of charge. It’s easy: borrow any seeds you like, grow them at home, and enjoy! Then you’ll harvest seeds from your plants and return them to the library. This way the seed library can continue to thrive, and you will help ensure that our community has access to healthy, affordable food.
The Markham Grows Seed Library will be located inside the Milliken Mills branch (7600 Kennedy Road), and will be accessible during normal library operating hours, beginning April 20, 2013. All you need is a library card (and an appetite). For more information, please check out our FAQs and How to Use the Seed Library
Birmingham Archives and Heritage launches two new mobile apps which allow clients to access their library digital collection and their city in new exciting ways. Dozens are described as a browsable collection of twelve stories from collection. Trails is a map overlay of the City of Birmingham, bring the library's collection to the street.
"There is no question that the internet has become an indispensable resource in today’s society. From employment to education, countless Americans rely on this modern innovation for day-to-day living. The problem is, not everyone is fortunate enough to have access."
The library's work in enhancing services for its service population of 90,173 and forging strong local partnerships stem from a three-year strategic plan that was completed in 2011
“We really feel that the library is a community hub,” [Laurie Golden, the department head of community relations] says. “Not only are we connecting people with resources, books, maps, viewing, and listening material, but we also help people connect with each other. We’re a very multicultural community, and we do a lot of programming to get to know the neighbors and community people and what they want to know and their hobbies. So it’s really been the driving force for everything we do.”