Modern Public 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.
The Books Will Keep You Warm
A celebration of small-town libraries and retro mysteries
By Nikki Knight — CrimeReads
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.
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.
Library As Infrastructure
By Shannon Mattern — 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 — 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 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.