How Public Libraries Make a City


According to Melanie Huggins, Executive Director of the nationally recognized Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina, Andrew Carnegie’s original vision for the library was to build a “learn, create, share” environment for all community residents to enjoy. She believes technology and enhanced local empowerment have brought the library closer to these social and economic issues now more than ever. From maker spaces to social service centers, these anchor institutions are becoming essential community hubs across the United States. Learn about how Hartford, Connecticut, San Francisco, California and Columbia, South Carolina are addressing challenges and inspiring greatness in their cities through collaboration, leadership and innovation.

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