Ideas and innovations in public libraries

Introduction

Every time I do a new news post for Public Libraries News, I check the media for mentions of new ideas in the public library world.  This is stuff that strikes me as unusual: it may be something that a particular public library has been doing for decades.  So have a look down the list and see if there is something your local library could benefit from. And if you want something added to the list (with full credit to yourself) please contact me at ianlibrarian@live.co.uk

Computers not books Providing access to computers, wifi or something else IT related, including wifi.

Technology training These are schemes to teach people about computers and aspects of them.

Technology to encourage reading or library use

Lending out stuff libraries just basically don’t normally lend out

Promoting health and wellbeing

Going beyond the mainstream

Displays and shelving innovations

Children’s and Teenage

Unusual co-locations

Publicity and outreach

Income generation or saving money

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