smart-spaces-hoover-library-alCornwall Public Library is one of fifteen small U.S. public libraries selected to participate in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project led by OCLC — a nonprofit global library cooperative – in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL). Over an 18-month period, participants will engage in a training program and apply what they learn to re-imagine and reconfigure library space to support socially engaging and active learning programming that addresses a defined community need.

“We are very excited to be 1 of the 15 libraries chosen, from 106 applicants nationwide, to participate in this project.  Learning ways to re-purpose our current space to better serve our community will enable us to grow creatively and create active learning environments inside and outside of our library walls,” says Cornwall Library director Mary Lou Carolan. To learn more about the project visit the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces section of the WebJunction website. This two-year project is funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.