Greetings from Tucker Free Library! Henniker, NH


The Tucker Free Library in Henniker, New Hampshire has been working hard to bring the vision of their smart space to life. According to library director Lynn Piotrowicz, the goal of the space is to “become the indoor playground for the mind.” Thus, the TFL KIDSpace was born. This family play and learning space will foster engagement with the youngest TFL patrons and their parents and caregivers. Piotrowicz hopes to offer not only high tech interactive experiences such as digital storytelling, but also hands-on activities like building blocks and magnetic boards. The TFL KIDSpace will be a wonderful place for residents to experience a creative outlet that will facilitate the realization of developmental milestones as well as spark the intellectual, social and creative development of Henniker’s youngest minds.

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.

Read more about the Smart Spaces project here.