When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own
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When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own

by Maurice Specht

February 19, 2013

After the festival, we quickly decided that we wanted to continue with the project. Not only because of the great reactions we got to the place and the program, but also because around 150 people said they would be willing to do something to help continue the reading room. So, as of February 5, we're open five days a week, and still offer books, five newspapers, computers and wi-fi, good coffee, and nice spaces to read and work. We also have a still-developing program for creatives, readers, children, and many other groups. 

In the coming year we'll be experimenting with further developing the reading room into a high-quality public meeting space maintained and programmed by people. 

This post is part of the GOOD community's 50 Building Blocks of Citizenship. This week: Get a Library CardFollow along, join the discussion, and share your experience at #goodcitizen.

Images courtesy of Maurice Specht and Tineke de Lange 

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When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own