Public libraries are very creative in engaging their communities; the following are some examples: * A community QR code scavenger hunt led by the public library in Topeka, Kan. * A partnership with local technology companies to provide adult computer education programs in the library * A kids reading program implemented around a professional football team such as the Tiger Cats in Hamilton, Ontario * Agaming program that draws in teens and creates a safe place for them * A community (or online) book club where everyone reads and discusses the same books together The House of Commons Library in the U.K. wanted to increase its student education program from the 8,000 onsite visitors each year to 80,000 on-site visitors a year-that is, it wanted a tenfold annual increase in online visitors. The Shanachies, Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap Van de Geer from DOK Library Concept Center, work in an innovative facility in the Netherlands with lots of glass and an interesting architecture where all ages are engagedthe romance book section is lit with red lighting; the kids room has no rules, only fun; and people are using self-checkout with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags.
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