Smart Space Videos

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A collection of videos showcasing the Smart Space Transformations of 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. 

Glenns Ferry Public Library

Led by Library Director Jennifer Trail, the Glenns Ferry Public Library is located in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. With a population of just over 1,200, Glenns Ferry is supported by a primarily agricultural economy. For their Smart Space, Glenns Ferry transformed a large room that housed the library’s VHS collection. Using flexible, bright furnishings, the room is now a functional, transitional space for youth-centered programming, STEM/STEAM activities and group meetings.

Cornwall Public Library

Cornwall Public Library is located in Cornwall, New York. With a population of almost 17,000, Cornwall is located right on the Hudson River, a mere seven miles from the West Point Military Academy. Library Director Mary Lou Carolan utilized several community connections in transforming their Smart Space. A designer, muralist and carpet installer donated their time to make their space inviting, colorful and functional. Now it is a beacon for teens in the community.

Hot Springs Library

The Hot Springs Library is located in Hot Springs, North Carolina. With a population of 560, Hot Springs Library is one of two public libraries located directly on the Appalachian Trail. Library Director Melanie Morgan wanted to utilize an unused storage room to expand the library space, making a new engaging children’s area and a fun, bright teen area.

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