Chattanooga Public Library Cooking Up Creativity
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.
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UPDATE: Learn More About What’s Going On at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit 4thfloor.chattlibrary.org.
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 (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.