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Big ideas in little spaces

A newly opened library in the Carver County city of Victoria is being touted as a prototype for achieving the maximum amount of community benefits from a minimum amount of space.” (

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The dream library

So I’ve spent the morning so far progressing with CILIP and, as part of this, I’ve been looking at other librarianship blogs. I found this post… 484 more words


These Modern #Libraries Look Like Alien Spaceships On The Inside

We like to think of books as metaphorical spaceships, able to transport us into the head of an interesting person or across the galaxy. But these gorgeous libraries, with their elegant, modern interior designs, look almost ready to truly blast into space. 180 more words


Modern library: bright, friendly and no "shushing"!

Globe and Mail, June 12, 2015

Clearly, there’s no need to shush. As I walk through the front doors of the main public library in Kitchener, Ont., I see movement and life all around: the traffic on the sidewalk through a wall of glass; the art installation dancing above my head, a jumble of printed leaves in cotton-candy pink; and people hanging out in the front room, like the couple snuggled into armchairs and reading to their young son. 800 more words



This is my final message as Dean of the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. I came to USF St. Petersburg in August 2009 to take over leadership of the Poynter Library. 534 more words


Kaiser Library (Nepal's Dream Library) Has Been Partially Destroyed

Since 1895, Kathmandu has had a library so fantastical that its outdoor area is called the Garden of Dreams. “I can only describe this incredible place as a living Wes Anderson tribute to Orientalism,” … 131 more words


Zzz Zone - Manchester University installs futuristic sleeping pods at library so students can catch up on sleep

Sleepy students in need of a power nap can get their heads down in a new sleeping pod just yards away from Manchester University library. All students love a power nap but this futuristic chair takes afternoon snoozing to a whole new level. 125 more words