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Libraries as design sites

Hello hello! I've loved receiving your feedback after last week's issue. Here's hoping you all feel w
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Libraries as design sites
By Tyler Gindraux • Issue #3 • View online
Hello hello! I’ve loved receiving your feedback after last week’s issue. Here’s hoping you all feel welcome to reply.

Text: This Week
Text: This Week
I think many of us will agree on the value of libraries. We’ll have memories of summer reading clubs facilitated by our local library, or the (rare) feeling of freedom you had as a child: a place where you were encouraged to roam free. As Rita Dove says, “libraries are where it all begins.”
So, when I saw this tweet about librarians doing contact tracing, Covid-19 testing and distributing lunches for kids – I wasn’t surprised, I was reminded. Libraries bring resources: from books, computers and librarians, to a free space to sit for an hour or two. In most cases, they’re accessible and trusted. Let’s consider how libraries may shape our co-design approaches.
Text: "What a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay." Zadie Smith
Text: "What a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay." Zadie Smith
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