Project

Public Library Innovation Exchange

ML Festival of Learning

Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the US and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, ranging from early learning programs, to maker spaces, to adult training. Libraries are not storage places for books, but communities for social change and innovation. The Public Library Innovation Exchange connects Media Lab researchers with librarians to develop new creative learning programs together. We will host how-to materials that help public libraries deploy projects developed at the Media Lab, such as  Circuit Stickers or Makey Makey, and we will offer scholarships to support exchanges and residencies to foster collaborative research going forward. The project is funded by the Knight Foundation. 

Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the US and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, ranging from early learning programs, to maker spaces, to adult training. Libraries are not storage places for books, but communities for social change and innovation. The Public Library Innovation Exchange connects Media Lab researchers with librarians to develop new creative learning programs together. We will host how-to materials that help public libraries deploy projects developed at the Media Lab, such as  Circuit Stickers or Makey Makey, and we will offer scholarships to support exchanges and residencies to foster collaborative research going forward. The project is funded by the Knight Foundation.