Second Life

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.  

Libraries and IT: A Win-Win Situation

How one librarian turned a county IT department into a shared asset
Location: 
Marysville, CA
Librarian: 
Loren MccRory

The Yuba County Library, located on the banks where the Feather River forks, is the county’s sole branch, serving a population of 70,000 people spread over 600 square miles. Over the past few years, Yuba County has been among the fastest-growing counties in California, making the need for modern library services even more urgent.