Libraries are not just books, they are community hubs and they are trying to diversify their role.
Sacramento Public Library is located in a urban setting where patrons don’t have the money or storage space for items they don’t use often. So the library has purchased a number of sewing machines, music synthesizers, laminators, GoPro cameras and with the Library Thins Project these items are available for loan.
The concept of library as a lending shop is growing in popularity. it is a way to engage library customers and offer more services to the community.
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