"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."
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.
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?