Library of Future Ready to Open in Colorado Springs (Video)
From The Gazette:
When Library 21c, the Pikes Peak Library District’s newest facility, opens next month, patrons will see more than a repository for stacks of material.
Traditional resources, including books, audio and visual media and e-books, will endure.
“This is cutting edge,” said Dee Vazquez Sabol, PPLD community engagement and outreach officer. “We have been planning for the past five years so we weren’t struggling to catch up.”
Library 21c is the first of its kind in the country, Sabol said. Several libraries around the country have similar components, but none has so many features that patrons can use in one place.
“We will have two state-of-the-art sewing machines,” Sabol said. “So if someone is working on a project at home and doesn’t have a function they need on their own machine, they can come here and finish the project.”
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