In the June 2008 article, “Revolution in the Stacks,” Governing magazine discusses the creative methods being embraced by libraries around the country in order to retain users and woo a younger generation. Innovations include computer rooms that allow users to make and record music, play video games, and use digital photography and video equipment. Some libraries have even eliminated the Dewey Decimal System, organizing books by category like they would be in a book store.
Movements towards services such as these position the modern library as a “Third Place” — not home and not office, but a place where people like to spend a lot of their time.
Governing interviewed PPS Vice President Cynthia Nikitin for the article!
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