"Idea Box, located just inside the Oak Park Library's Main Library entrance, is a dedicated 9’ x 13’ space that each month provides a new and dynamic participatory community experience. Visitors are encouraged to learn through tinkering, fun, experimentation and play."

"Idea Box, located just inside the Oak Park Library's Main Library entrance, is a dedicated 9’ x 13’ space that each month provides a new and dynamic participatory community experience. Visitors are encouraged to learn through tinkering, fun, experimentation and play."

A man taking a book off the shelf in Cincinnati main library in 1874. Photo by: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A man taking a book off the shelf in Cincinnati main library in 1874. Photo by: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects

Gallery of Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects - 3

Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects

Gallery of Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects - 5

Public art at Nashville Public Library....it would be so great to make something lie this for my yard.

Public art at Nashville Public Library....it would be so great to make something lie this for my yard.

The hall of the main library in Prague is dominated by a giant tower of books - a monument made out of old novels from the library. It rises more than 5 metres in the air. In the bottom, there is a mirror, creating the effect of a deep, deep well of wisdom.

The hall of the main library in Prague is dominated by a giant tower of books - a monument made out of old novels from the library. It rises more than 5 metres in the air. In the bottom, there is a mirror, creating the effect of a deep, deep well of wisdom.

A nature-inspired sign and simple table display for January at the Main Library filled with various genres of books. | Hafuboti

A nature-inspired sign and simple table display for January at the Main Library filled with various genres of books. | Hafuboti

Main library of the Carcano estate, Estancia San Miguel, Argentina. As seen in the Jan. 1986 edition of "House and Garden." Walls, from floor to ceiling, are covered in fabric, a Brunschwig & Fils Le Lac.

Main library of the Carcano estate, Estancia San Miguel, Argentina. As seen in the Jan. 1986 edition of "House and Garden." Walls, from floor to ceiling, are covered in fabric, a Brunschwig & Fils Le Lac.

Oak Park Public Library's Idea Box. One of my favorite examples of libraries thinking outside (or in this case inside) the box. I love everything about this and it really solidified the idea of library engagement and participatory experience for me.   Is there a particular example of libraries in action that inspired you this semester?

Oak Park Public Library's Idea Box. One of my favorite examples of libraries thinking outside (or in this case inside) the box. I love everything about this and it really solidified the idea of library engagement and participatory experience for me. Is there a particular example of libraries in action that inspired you this semester?

Riggs Library, one of the few remaining cast iron libraries in the United States, was Georgetown University's main library from 1891 to 1970 #architecture #books

Riggs Library, one of the few remaining cast iron libraries in the United States, was Georgetown University's main library from 1891 to 1970 #architecture #books

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