Get Carded

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, a “holiday” that I celebrate every month. More than I would like, I hear from co-workers that they A) have not stepped foot in their local library and B) do not have a library card. This amazes me! Not only are they missing out on books but streaming … More Get Carded

Libraries- an essential third place?

I recently posted a Rebuttal to Dewey Decimal Jokes, highlighting some articles that dispute the idea that books/libraries are becoming¬†obsolete. ¬†A recent article published by The Brookings Institution (a nonprofit public policy group), “How public libraries help build health communities,” goes even further and describes libraries as essential community meeting places. Third places are meeting … More Libraries- an essential third place?

DPL Winning

I am probably biased as a (very!) regular user of the Denver Public Library (DPL), but I think that they do an amazing job connecting with users. A recent article in Library Journal highlights DPL’s use of Peer Navigators, a new program designed to help users navigate the complicated “social safety net.” As one of … More DPL Winning