Chinatown Storefront Library

One of the best things about attending conferences is meeting others and being inspired by their work. This happened for me today in a big way when I visited the temporary storefront library in Boston’s Chinatown, which has not had a permanent branch library since 1956! A group of us from APALA received a great tour from Sam Davol and Amy Cheung, who are two of the amazing people behind the entire project. From what I saw and heard, it was so clear that the project was driven by a spirit of service, courage (not afraid to take risks!), fun, and, most of all, a deep concern for the library’s community. There’s a lot the rest of us “permanent” libraries can learn from this project!

To learn more please check out the Storefront Library website and Nate Hill’s PLA blog entry about his visit to the library.

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