Greetings from Glenns Ferry Public Library! Glenns Ferry, ID
The Glenns Ferry Public Library in Glenns Ferry, Idaho has chosen to reimagine a space that previously held their large collection of VHS tapes. After weeding and relocating that collection, library director Jennifer Trail was left with a blank space full of possibilities. They closed off two small openings at either end of the room in favor of one large entryway that has made the space feel brighter and more open. Jennifer is looking forward to transforming the space into one that can be used for book clubs, after school programs and community meetings while still being “versatile” and “adaptable.” With the acquisition of a 3D printer, maker kits, and new storage, the community of Glenns Ferry will soon have an exciting makerspace to explore a variety of active learning opportunities!
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!
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:
Caledonia Public Library, Caledonia, Minnesota
Cornwall Public Library, Cornwall, New York
Glenns Ferry Public Library, Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich, New York
Honey Grove Library & Learning Center, Honey Grove, Texas
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.