Posts Tagged: public libraries

The New And Improved Public Library

Libraries are magical places! Growing up, the local library was my favorite place to go. I loved the silence, the endless possibilities of good books, and the feeling of pure escape. But lately, libraries have transformed into so much more than just a book repository. Brian Burke, Managing Director at the Center for Technology inRead… Read more »

New Books Community Garden, Continued

The Pope County Library System has a population of around 69,000 people. PCLS four branches cover a mostly rural area, with a small urban, college town. In an effort to enhance the lives of all of the residents of Pope County, Arkansas, the library system works and plans programming and events to provide the mostRead… Read more »

Shifting Roles for Public Libraries: From Supporting Player to Community Engagement Leader

When you think of the most democratic place in your neighborhood where resources are universally available, does one government entity immediately come to mind? According to the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), the public library is an institution that has long upheld a reputation as a highly-trusted and valued public resource. Therefore, it has the capacityRead… Read more »