Repurposing library spaces begins with understanding and knowing the local community and community needs. Assessing needs, looking into the future, and seeking creative solutions are activities described by Cathleen Merenda and Gretchen Browne in their co-authored article on their two Long Island libraries. In upstate New York, repurposing space took on a different significance for the Altamont Free Library, as the community worked together to adapt the former historic train station into a vibrant community library.
Merenda, Cathleen; Browne, Gretchen; and Wierzbowski, Emily K.
"On the Frontline: Repurposing Public Library Spaces,"
JLAMS: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/jlams/vol12/iss2/3