Malala Yousafzai & Libraries’ Next Chapter(s)

Today, apparently, is National Read A Book Day!

Do you think you can speed through one in just under a day??

Meanwhile, Libraries, the places where you obtain said-books… are charging ahead into the future. We’ll be much more than that place you come to get stuff (DVD’s and the like). Think of us differently – not so much as a housing facility for books…some of us are going way-digital – even setting up 3-D printers!!  “…When you say the words “libraries” and “future” together, the first question a lot of people have is: Will there still be books?” NPR Reports: With Modern Makeovers, America’s Libraries Are Branching Out

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world:
Channel 4 News: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage blogger/education activist teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for championing girls’ education… opened the largest library currently serving England, in the city where she’s currently enrolled in school, Birmingham.

The Guardian has video:

The £188m Library of Birmingham, which opens on TuesdayThe Financial Times follows up….
A reflection on the changing face of a pivotal urban institution as the new £188m Library of Birmingham prepares to open to the public – Read on: A new chapter for libraries

Have a great weekend! Visit your public library!

Or, build your own! Book Riot peeked in on LEGO Libraries and Bookstores|

Browers at Powells

 

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