Greetings from Greenwich Free Library!
Greenwich, NY

The 15 small and rural libraries participating in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are hard at work transforming their chosen spaces into ones that incorporate active learning and meet the needs of their communities. To share their progress, we have imagined postcards that participants might be sending to their communities. Take a look at the great projects taking shape!

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The 15 small and rural libraries participating in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are hard at work transforming their chosen spaces into ones that incorporate active learning and meet the needs of their communities. Greenwich Free Library Director Annie Miller and Library Trustee and “cardboard artist” Teri Pendergrass worked hard to create multiple prototypes of their planned flexible classroom space. A mobile cart for laptops, updated lighting and modular furniture are just a few of the ideas being explored for the space. They are also looking into options for expanding connectivity. The library’s smart space will be temporarily housed in the community center and moved to its permanent location next fall. When completed, Miller hopes that this new space will be an active place where patrons can connect to the community - and each other - while learning.

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Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces

Fifteen small U.S. public libraries were selected to participate in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project. The selected libraries are:

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library, Honey Grove, Texas

Caledonia Public Library, Caledonia, Minnesota

Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall, New York

Glenns Ferry Public Library, Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich, New York

Hot Springs Library, Hot Springs, North Carolina

Ignacio Community Library, Ignacio, Colorado

James Kennedy Public Library, Dyersville, Iowa

Madison Public Library, Madison, South Dakota

Norelius Community Library, Denison, Iowa

Punxsutawney Memorial Library, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Ronan Library District, Ronan, Montana

Town Creek Public Library, Town Creek, Alabama

Tucker Free Library, Henniker, New Hampshire

Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library, Wilton, New Hampshire

This two-year project is made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is implemented in partnership by WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

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