A year after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and the surrounding region, Queens Library created a powerful video that memorializes the event and enlists community leaders - funders, nonprofit support organizations, business leaders... - to share stories of how the library provided a vital lifeline to people in need of both basic services and hope. Watch the video.
The first 24/7 fully automated library has been opened in the U.S. by Pioneer Library System. Housed at the front of a local recreation center, the library is similar to a vending machine that holds a collection of 400 books, audiobooks and DVDs. Patrons can access this library at any time to browse, check out items, return items, pick up holds or pay their fines with credit cards. Get the scoop and watch this video.
Celebrating its 100th birthday, Edmonton Public Library honors its mantra with the newly published Just Getting Started: Edmonton Public Library's First 100 Years,1913-2013. This big landmark is being celebrated with special programs and lively videos.
East Baton Rouge Parish Library Assistant Library Director Mary Stein delivers an impassioned talk about the future of libraries and information sciences and how we must embrace multiple "geeks" to arrive at the ideal common public library spaces we need as a community. Tune-in for inspiration.
Watch one of Chicago Public Library's 3D printers in action. Want to printer coral, lizards, keychains? The possibilities are endless! Just head to your library and print away. See the printer in action.