Modern Public Libraries
THINGS HAVE CHANGED!
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.
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..
The Books Will Keep You Warm
A celebration of small-town libraries and retro mysteries
By Nikki Knight — CrimeReads
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.
Library As Infrastructure
By Shannon Mattern — Places Journal
Reading room, social service center, innovation lab. How far can we stretch the public library?
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.
Library Fireplaces We’d Love to Come Home To
By Shana Murphy — BookBub
New Missoula Public Library (MPL)
The New Library Is Open!
- MPL Link
- Summer Events Guide (PDF)
- MPL YouTube Channel
- MPL Makerspace Laser Cutter/Engraver
- Reading Challenge
- Get Your Library Card Here!
- A Stance Against Censorship
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)!
Adam James Books
in the Missoula Public Library
A New Vision for the 21st Century Library
By Stuff Made Simple — While still places devoted to research, they are becoming social centers, too.
Part of the Morgan Library in New York City
Prague City Library
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.