Cambridge libraries go beyond the bookmobile with Ideas Unlimited | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Jeff Hicks:

"Some libraries are solemn stone penitentiaries for bound pages and gagged mouths. (Cambridge libraries go beyond the bookmobile http://t.co/Ig3OfiXR7a Congrats to @CLibraries An innovative place!

 

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Ideas Unlimited has been their slogan for two years.

Cambridge staff even wear clothing with the slogans. No other library in Canada has its own fashion line.

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A first-floor library dining experience is on the menu. A teen dungeon will spread across the basement. A family library and terrace promises second-floor views up and down the Grand River. A digital lab on the top floor pledges a mash up of 19th century columns and high-tech gadgetry.

This will not be your grandma’s library, crammed inside an 1884 heritage building.

“It’s a great idea,” Ridley said. “I hope they can pull it off.”

And ideas, not books, are the foundation of their business."