Check it out: Libraries now happening places

Arizona Republic – “Libraries around the Valley are hipper, fresher and friendlier, sporting looks that threaten to dispel the image of librarians as little more than tightly wound shushing machines.”

Despite this odd sentence, this article is a very good look into what libraries are doing these days.  Good piece on gaming because it doesn’t talk about increasing literacy by playing video games.  Gaming is a great community builder, but increasing literacy?  I just don’t buy it.

One Response to “Check it out: Libraries now happening places”

  1. Jeff
    October 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks for the link. Always good to get local coverage. You’re right, most of the studies are showing community building through gaming.

    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081022-study-squashes-myth-of-gamer-as-antisocial-comic-book-guy.html

    For a library providing that community building, it’s great!

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