#1 This library lets patrons text a noise hotline to report any disturbances.
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#2 This library’s stools are made from discarded and damaged books.
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#3 This library has a noise meter that lets visitors know when they’re being too loud.
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#4 This library tells visitors how much money they’ve saved by borrowing books when they check out.
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#5 This library has a special directory for sensitive topics, in case a visitor isn’t comfortable asking a librarian for help.
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#6 This library eliminated all fines so visitors facing financial hardship aren’t discouraged from checking out books.
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#7 This library has a “cone of silence” booth for visitors to take phone calls in.
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#8 This library lets visitors check out cake pans and other baking supplies in addition to books.
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#9 This library has a beehive (sealed, of course!) in their children’s section so kids can learn about the importance of bees.
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#10 This library used to be a church, and they kept all of the spectacular architecture in the new design.
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#11 This library created a special section just for books that have been banned throughout history.
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#12 This library has a section of “anti staff picks,” full of books that the librarians hate.
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#13 This library’s mystery section has a ~secret~ bookshelf for visitors to find.
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#14 This library has a community jigsaw puzzle that anyone can help complete.
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#15 This library has an area where visitors can borrow and listen to records.
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#16 This library offers ~mystery bags~ full of books that visitors can check out based solely on the genre.
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#17 This library lets kids and teens “pay” their overdue fines by reading more books.
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#18 This library’s wall is actually full of seats you can pull out as needed.
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#19 This library has a “Readbox,” where visitors can check out a book AND its movie adaptation at the same time.
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#20 This library installed a vending machine at a local train station, where commuters can check out books for free.
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And finally, a simple but VERY clever trick: This library turns over the books on the bottom two shelves to make the titles easier to read without crouching. GENIUS.
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