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Read Public Works: Maximizing the Potential of Your Local Library at Torontoist

Read Public Works: Maximizing the Potential of Your Local Library at Torontoist

http://torontoist.com/2014/05/public-works-maximizing-the-potential-of-your-local-library/

““Public spaces are integral to any community. When they work well, they serve as a stage for our public lives. They are the settings where celebrations are held, where both social and economic exchanges take place, where friends run into each other, and where cultures mix.” So reads the Outside the Box placemaking guide, a handbook for activists hoping to participate in a growing community-building initiative in the United States.

The Outside the Box program promotes the use of public libraries as central neighbourhood gathering spaces in communities with strong local leadership, high ethnic diversity, and low median income. Led by DVD-rental giant Redbox; librarians cooperative Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; and non-profit planning, design, and education organization Project for Public Spaces, the program is expanding into 20 American communities this year after last year’s successful five-location pilot project.”

Stephen

Posted on: May 28, 2014, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

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