Programs like the Outside the Box initiative give libraries a chance to do more community outreach. And new programs are equipping libraries to lead learning initiatives for information workers.
Public libraries across the country are learning the art of placemaking by creating shared, fun entertainment events in their communities.
For the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML), like so many libraries, the past two years have not been easy. This award-winning library saw its budget shrink 39 percent, from $34.6 to $21.7 million from fiscal 2009 to 2011, a devastating blo...