Understand Active Learning and Community-driven Spaces
Libraries have long been hubs of lifelong learning for all ages. Active learning takes this mission to a more collaborative and engaged level. Starting from some straightforward backbone principles, there is an innovative spectrum of spaces and services that promote active learning for your communities.
Active learning in libraries follows some general principles and takes a variety of forms.
See a range of active learning spaces and programs that libraries have created for patrons of all ages. It’s not all "makerspaces."
Placemaking for Libraries (external site)
The Project for Public Spaces has worked with libraries to apply their community-centered placemaking principles.
Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places (external site)
The Project for Public Spaces has eleven concise principles to guide your implementation of engaging library spaces.
The Smart Space is ripe for bringing together community members of all ages to engage in active learning—and it doesn’t have to cost a lot.