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Tomorrow’s Library

Do you ever stop and think about what library service might look like in ten years? How about 50 or 100 years?  Library services change with their users– ever evolving to continue meeting the needs of the people we serve.  Here are some of the “122 Things” that futurist Thomas Frey imagines being a part of the future of library services:

  • Drone-powered topographical searching
  • Maker spaces that include pottery studios, hydroponic gardening, laser cutting, and more
  • Virtual reality and Augmented Reality hardware/software lending and programming
  • Artificial Intelligence lending, workshops, and competitions
  • Flying Drone lending, workshops and competitions
  • Robotics competitions and workshops
  • Virtual Reality Chat Rooms for global communications
  • Community Archives
  • Time Capsule Room

And more! What do you think?  Read the rest of the list here 



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