MODERN PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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Modern Public Libraries

THINGS HAVE CHANGED!

21st-Century Libraries

The Learning Commons

By Beth Holland — Edutopia

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 Women Who Rode Miles

on horseback to deliver library books

By Anika Burgess — Atlas Obscura

They were known as the “book women.” They would saddle up, usually at dawn, to pick their way along snowy hillsides and through muddy creeks with a simple goal: to deliver reading material to Kentucky’s isolated mountain communities..

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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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Clearing the Dust

HOW LIBRARIES ARE CHANGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

By Rachael Campbell — University of South Carolina

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 — Places Journal

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 — The IB Community blog

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 Public 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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