Darien Library: The Great Good Place

Former Darien Library board president Alice Look created this wonderful retrospective. Today at 6:00 PM, the doors will close on 35 Leroy Avenue forever. When we reopen on January 10th, 2009 in our new location, we will be one of the first New Libraries–a third place that engages and enriches the community. The short six minute video is named after the book by Ray Oldenburg that inspired many of our design decisions.

I’m really proud of the people I work with. If it were possible to capture in a single word the confluence of physical space, library science, technology, focus on service, hospitality, and user experience that our new building embodies, it would be something akin to “masterpiece”.

But we’ve got miles to go before …

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