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Library professionals are encouraged to share ideas and program success stories! What innovative or non-traditional services do you provide? Do you have photos or videos describing how you power ideas in your institution? If so, then email us to submit a story and attachments for consideration to be added to this site, or use the social media hashtag to load your own images and stories online.

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Preserving Tribal Culture

This unique library housed on the Tigua reservation empowers its members to embrace their culture and language while cultivating their customs and traditions for future generations.

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Observatory Library

An astronomy observatory and science library provides university students and the public with opportunities to research and also view the universe through a high powered telescope.

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Seed Library Program

This seed library program educates the public about food systems and offers patrons the chance to grow their own produce.

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STEAM Central

This public library system boasts a huge, interactive creative community workshop inside of their central library basement.

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Buford the Book Bus

This school library's innovative approach keeps kids reading all summer long, partnering with outside organizations to stop the summer slide.

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Special Collections

This university special collections department interacts with the community in order to identify archival photographs in their collection.

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Hands-On Interactions

This public library known for its innovation goes low-tech to provide hands on games, crafts, and other unplugged activities for the public.

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Skateboarding Program

Community partnerships make possible this public library's skateboarding program, which combines arts and crafts with action for youth.

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Homeless Engagement

This urban library system is empowering the homeless through engaging programs designed to support their community's needs.

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S.T.E.A.M. Programming

This public library's makerspaces bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in S.T.E.A.M. programming for youth.

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Bicycle Sharing

Read about a city library with pedal power, strengthening the community and helping the environment at the same time.

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BibioTech

The first all digital library in the country offers its patrons a chance to improve their technology skills and share ideas digitally.

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Virtual Reality

Discover a space that allows students, faculty, and staff at a university library to explore new technologies to help with learning and research.

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BatLab Makerspace

Be inspired by this pop-up makerspace in an academic library, providing opportunities for students to create, innovate, tinker, and share.

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Green Screen

A public high school library with student access to a green screen and other photographic backdrops, along with a 3-d printer and more!

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IdeaLab

A private school library designed to encourage collaborative, flexible, & project-based learning in a humanities makerspace.

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Digital Storytime

App time at this public library is a storytime with a twist, featuring iPads used interactively along with the traditional storytelling.

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Innovation Lab

Read about this dedicated maker space within a public library, providing opportunities for the public to access a variety of maker tools.

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