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The Library of the Future Is Here

It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."

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Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read

With two of the library's six employees gone over a dumb controversy, it's hard to find much of a winner in this story.

Associated Press

The Shanghai Metro Has Its Own Library

Pick up a book at one stop and, hopefully, return it before you get off the subway.

Chat Travieso

The Tiny, Tri-Lingual Library Hidden on New York's Lower East Side

A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.

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Ridiculous Record of the Day: Seattle's 2,131-Book Domino Rally

Anything to get the kids in the library, right?

Stereotank

World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.

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Lewis and Clark, Meet Foursquare

History's greatest journeys, now available in KML files.

George W. Bush Center

An Architectural Reflection of George W. Bush

The Bush Presidential Center will include a library, museum, and think tank.

Edmonton Public Library

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

How good things once were!

Hugon Kowalski

Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide?

More than half of Poland doesn't seem to be reading anything. Would a more festive library design help them pick up a book?

Keri Tan, Max Pilwat, Ferdi Rodriguez

Imagine a Digital Library in Every Bus or Train

Slow commute? No problem.

David Agnello

Library Art of the Day: Light Beams for Every Search in Wyoming

Enter the filament mind.

Jeroen Musch

Climb This Mountain of Books

Can this flashy library outside Rotterdam combat the town's 10 percent illiteracy rate?

Luzinterruptus

Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."

Courtesy: PRODUCTORA

A Mobile Library for Artists

This library on wheels carries over 1,200 books by or about contemporary artists around Mexico City.

Courtesy: Lara Swimmer

See What a Big-Box Store Looks Like When It's Turned Into a Library

An abandoned Wal-Mart warehouse is transformed into the largest public library in the country.

Courtesy of the Leo Burnett agency

The Book-Burning Campaign That Saved a Public Library

A social media hoax outwitted an anti-tax group and galvanized voters in Troy, Michigan.

John Locke

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

Courtesy Olson Kundig

A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music