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

By Jeff Hicks:

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



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.


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."