#1512 Quiet Please

Do you still use a library? Last time you went to the library did you actually borrow a book? These days, libraries hum with computers, and provide meeting spaces and work stations. They’re full of magazines, DVDs, graphic novels, activities.

It’s kinda hard to put your finger on what a modern library even is now. Some went so far as to herald changing technology as a death knell for the library. But libraries aren’t hearing any of that – they’re adapting and changing and it seems like they’re holding on. This week we look at a bunch of modern libraries, on the water, on the footpath, with books out of sight under grassy hills, and libraries with a focus on technology and community.

 

Library Afloat 

Produced by Pip Rasmussen

The Third Space

Produced by Jess Bineth

A New Library 

Produced by Jess Bineth

The Footpath Library

Produced by Laura Brierley

 

Episode Producer: Jess Bineth

Features Executive Producers: Jess O’Callaghan and Heidi Pett

Presenters: Pip Rasmussen and Michael Brydon

Image Credit: Thomas Hawke 

Music Credits: “Librarian” by My Morning Jacket