Greetings from Tucker Free Library!
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!
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.
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.