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10 Ideas to Reinvent the Library

Francesca Wakefield

This Saturday was National Libraries Day in the UK. But after years of funding cuts, closures and declining usage due to the rise of the internet, what is the future of the library? - does it even have one? I would answer a most emphatic yes. By embracing the digital trends which threaten to undermine its existence, libraries can reinvent themselves as exciting and inclusive spaces which serve the whole community. Here's my starter for ten for how they might do that...

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    • Francesca Wakefield

      Thanks Alessandra! Seems like an obvious fit to me, here's hoping more libraries start getting creative with how they can help people learn from each other instead of just from reading and research.