loveland public library

loveland public library

teen center librarian – the lovely Beth Gudmestad..

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feb 2015:

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_27579191/loveland-public-library-joins-prospector-consortium-colorado-increase

Improve marketing and promotion, including building a library bicycle decked out with Wi-Fi. The library received a donated Surrey Bike two-person bicycle, which will be modified to carry books, make library cards and serve as a hotspot.

Starting this summer, staff will take the bike to farmers markets, parades and other community events to do outreach, Lewis said.

“We’re trying to let people know what we have and take the library out to the community,” she said.

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to open library ness..

I think the most prominent example of a democratic institution is the public library. The point about the public library is, first of all, it is professionally organized. It is not a random collection of books and learning resources. Professionally trained people properly organize it, but the professional activity stops there, at the point of having organized the places where books and things are available in a systematic way. The librarians then say, “It is over to you now, you are the learner, here are the resources, we have organized it for you. You choose what you want to learn, when you want to learn it and take the books away, or read them here. We shall not be testing you, we are not keeping records of what you are learning and it is your private business what you learn.

From Natural Born Learners by Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko, Carlo Ricci