Watch as public libraries reinvent themselves yet again

“Amid ever-evolving trends in technology, the question has come to me: Is there a future for the public library? And if so, what will that library look like? From what has been written on the subject, from my own experience and from talking to library consultants and futurists, the consensus is that the library of the future will be more and more of a social and knowledge hub for the community it serves. Libraries have been around in various forms for some 3,000 years. Throughout history, the role of the public library has been as a storehouse of universal knowledge, an archive of manuscripts, art and important documents, a centre for information and the collected record of a community’s history and culture. Has this mandate really changed in the ensuing years?”

via Montreal Gazette

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