Smart Space Transformation Stories

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These Smart Space Transformation Stories are about the libraries who participated in WebJunction's Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces program, which led 15 small and rural public libraries from across the country to reimagine and reconfigure their libraries into smart spaces. Each library created space and programming aligned with the unique nature and needs of their community. These stories capture the trajectory of each transformation in pictures and words, showing the process before, during and after implementation of the Smart Spaces process.

Glenns Ferry Public Library

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Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Service population: 1,241
Jennifer Trail, Library Director

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library

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Wilton, New Hampshire
Service population: 3,700
Pat Fickett, Library Director

Cornwall Public Library

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Cornwall, New York
Service population: 12,646
Mary Lou Carolan, Library Director

Hot Springs Library

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Hot Springs, North Carolina
Service population: 560
Melanie Morgan, Library Director

Ronan Library District​

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Ronan, Montana
Service population: 8,645
Michelle Fenger, Library Director

James Kennedy Public Library​

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Dyersville, Iowa
Service population: 4,196
Shirley Vonderhaar, Library Director

Madison Public Library​

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Madison, South Dakota
Service population: 12,622
Lisa Martin, Children’s Librarian

Norelius Community Library

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Denison, Iowa
Service population: 8,308
Monica Walley, Library Director

Punxsutawney Memorial Library​

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Service population: 15,760
Jessica Church, Library Director

Ignacio Community Library

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Ignacio, Colorado
Service population: 5,200
Marcia Vining, Library Director

Town Creek Public Library

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Town Creek, Alabama
Service population: 1,100
Sharon Green, Library Director

Tucker Free Public Library

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Henniker, New Hampshire
Service population: 4,900
Lynn Piotrowicz, Library Director

Caledonia Public Library

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Caledonia, Minnesota
Service population: 2,786
Ashley Dress, Library Director

Greenwich Free Library

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Greenwich, New York
Service population: 4,942
Annie Miller, Library Director

Honey Grove Library and Learning Center

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Honey Grove, Texas
Service population: 1,668
Pattie Mayfield, Library Director

The program was made possible by support from OCLC and a National Leadership Grant (project number LG-80-16-0039-16) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Implementation partners include the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and the Project for Public Spaces.