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Context is Key

Devices and apps are all part of the programming at one small Connecticut library
Location: 
Darien, CT
Librarian: 
Gretchen Caserotti

Just five years ago, the Darien Public Library didn't have a single public access computer in its children’s section. Today, it is nationally recognized as a pioneer in incorporating iPads and apps into its programs and displays. In this interview with (now former) Assistant Director Gretchen Caserotti, we discover why context is key when it comes to using digital tools in a meaningful way.

Ahead of the Game

How the library and its partners threw out the old ideas of what a “youth center” looks like.
Location: 
Charlotte, NC
Librarian: 
Kelly Czarnecki

As Technology Education Librarian at the ImaginOn Library in North Carolina’s Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) system, Kelly Czarnecki inspires creativity and learning through games, computer programming and multimedia production at a unique cultural institution designed and built specifically for children and young adults.