(24 January 2014) Brian Resnick writes in The Atlantic Cities that the library of the 21st century is a community workshop, a hub filled with the tools of the knowledge economy. It has books. But it also has 3D printers and sewing machines.
Citing Chattanooga public library as an example, the library cleared out its entire fourth floor—14,000 square feet of former storage space—and opened its floor plan for a community collaboration space. It’s part public workshop, part technology petting zoo. But members of the community can also use the space to work on projects or try to launch a business.
Read Brian Resnick’s article here.