A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

This article explores how three libraries have “navigated a more serious route toward which slice of ‘maker pie’ would be most palatable to their communities and staff.” The libraries featured include the Simla branch of the Ebert County District Library (Colorado), the Middletown Free Library (Pennsylvania), and the Billings Public Library (Montana). Each library has … Read more

Miami-Dade County Kids Crowd Public Libraries for Online Homework

Increasingly, school materials are online, and low-income students are heading to public libraries to complete their homework assignments. EveryoneOn.org, a nonprofit group that aims to improve accessibility to technology, estimates that 35 percent of households in Florida’s Miami-Dade County lack an Internet connection. The Miami-Dade library system has an extra $4 million to spend this … Read more