Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usThere was a chapel and a smoking room in the airport at Dulles. It made me think, why not a library at an airport and what would it look like? It could serve as a destination for information about not only the airport but the surrounding city. I shouldn’t have to say it-but of course free wifi. What about a collection of podcasts from travelers-what are their stories, where are they going and why? Print out newspapers from a kiosk from all over the country (Starbucks is already doing this at the airport). Stock it with zines and independently created music, advertise programs that are happening at local libraries. What a better place than an airport to be a destination.

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

4 Thoughts on “Airport library

  1. Eileen Parks [Visitor] on June 27, 2007 at 3:26 pm said:

    airport libraries would have the world’s best magazine swap box!!

  2. See, Kelly, your flight delay was a GOOD thing! Look what you came up with!

    A playaway swap would be good too!

  3. Linda Braun [Member] on June 27, 2007 at 9:37 pm said:

    The podcasts make me think of the NPR Story Booth. Imagine the interesting stories the library would have from frustrated travelers waiting for a postponed flight. Imagine what great podcasts there might be from teens who are traveling to far away places.

  4. Hello there,

    We are allready working for some time on this concept. We are , some big parties, the dutch libraries and DOK, the library concept center in Delft, Netherlands. We will start this service in Europe to start with Amsterdam airport, other European maingates will follow. If you are interested feel free to mail.
    Eppo van Nispen
    Library Innovations manager

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