May 16, 2022

Chattanooga Public Library Cooking Up Creativity

Congrats to infoDOCKET friend Nate Hill for the great coverage his project receives in the following article.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Worn-out books and dinged-up furniture are spread across the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library.

Nate Hill wants more from the room than just junk. He imagines a place for creativity and thinking, a kitchen where technological dreams are cooked up.

“There’s endless possibilities,” said Hill, the library’s assistant director of technology and digital initiatives.


Hill sees the possibility of a workshop where people can come and solder their electronics together. He even thinks there could be a robotic battle arena.

He wants projectors to stream You Tube videos or movies seamlessly. Perhaps people could even create the movies there, he thinks.

“The sky is the limit,” he said.


A creative laboratory in the downtown library would not be the first in the country, Nate Hill said, but it would be the largest. The Oak Park Public Library in Illinois has a similar set-up with its The Idea Box.

Read the Complete Article to Learn More About Nate Hill’s Plans

UPDATE: Learn More About What’s Going On at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit

See Also: More About Oak Park Public Library’s “Idea Box”


By the way, we love the Chattanooga Public Library’s slogan “Nothing Quiet About It”. You can see it used on the CPL web site.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.