Reimagining the library
You may have already heard that Madison is planning for a maker-focused programming model in the new Central Library. It has a name now ("The Bubbler"), a description, and a short video telling more about the project. There was also a great article in the Isthmus about the evolving nature of libraries.
- "What Is The Bubbler?"
- The Isthmus - "Renovated downtown Madison branch will showcase the future of libraries"
In 2013, San Antonio's Bexar County will be home to BiblioTech, described as "the country's first book-less public library."
It will look like a modern library, but there won't be any books --- just computers, gadgets, and ebooks. You can read more about it here:
- ABC News - "The First Bookless Public Library: Texas to Have BiblioTech"
- My San Antonio - "Bexar set to turn the page on idea of books in libraries
I'm not sure I'm ready to completely give up physical books, but the makerspace idea totally appeals to me! What do you think about these possible directions?