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Session

Libraries at the Frontlines: Stories of Impact Through Innovation

Culture & Community

Libraries at the Frontlines: Stories of Impact Through Innovation

About

People are being left behind by the rising cost-of-living crisis, exacerbated by the growing digital divide. To address this challenge, libraries have become essential centres of civic infrastructure, providing a shared economy model that distributes knowledge resources alongside public goods to encourage learning, creativity, and adaptability. Today, libraries are profoundly impacting communities by serving as a catalyst for creating a brighter future, building upon their strengths of managing collections and public spaces. These invaluable resources are for everyone to use and access: books; online learning; one on one support; tools; laser cutters; 3D printers; and robotics. Join us as we share powerful stories of libraries seeking to drive innovation through inclusive access.

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