MODERN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Modern Public Libraries

21st-Century Libraries

The Learning Commons

By Beth Holland — Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools re-imagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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The Books Will Keep You Warm

A celebration of small-town libraries and retro mysteries

By Nikki Knight — CrimeReads

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A Library the Internet Can’t Get Enough Of

why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?

By Kate Dwyer –The New York Times

Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps, almost every surface of the room is covered with books. There are books on the tables, books stacked on mahogany ladders, and books atop still more books lining the shelves of the room. 

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Clearing the Dust

HOW LIBRARIES ARE CHANGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By Rachael Campbell — Libraries are acclimating to the 21st century by becoming a modern destination to learn and create with friends.

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Library As Infrastructure

By Shannon Mattern — Reading room, social service center, innovation lab. How far can we stretch the public library?

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Libraries in the 21st Century

THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE PERCEPTION AND THE REALITY

By Pilar Quezzaire — Digital technologies are an opportunity rather than a threat to libraries.

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Library Fireplaces We’d Love to Come Home To

By Shana MurphyBookBub

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New Missoula Public Library (MPL)

The New Library Is Open!
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World’s Best Library in 2022

the missoula public library

Our very own Missoula Public Library was named Public Library of the Year by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)! 

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Adam James Books in the Missoula Library

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A New Vision for the 21st Century Library

By Stuff Made Simple — While still places devoted to research, they are becoming social centers, too.

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Part of the Morgan Library in New York City

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Prague City Library

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Public Libraries Are Under Attack

here’s how you can help

By Angie Manfredi — Harper’s BAZAAR

Former librarian Angie Manfredi on the freedom to read and what you can do to support your local libraries from encroaching censorship.

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Spectacular Libraries

7 Spectacular Libraries You Can Explore From Your Living Room

By Claire Voon — Atlas Obscura 

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