What kind of library should Cedar Rapids build? That question’s been asked many times over the past month, as the library board and city council slog through the debate over where to build the new building.
One example of a library geared for the 21st century is the Darien Library, in Darien, Conn. It opened a year ago and is sort of famous for being cool.
David Lee King, a librarian in Topeka, Kan., and a blogger, visited the Darien Library last year and produced a video that shows what it’s like.
It’s a 54,000 square foot facility with a staff of about 30.