It’s a Friday night, and teens of all ages make their way to a place to hang out for the night. No, it’s not the local arcade, grocery store parking lot, or even a friend’s basement. They’re going to the library for a night filled with root beer floats, prizes, and a pop culture showdown presented by a local artist. This event and many others are part of Payson City (Utah) Library’s growing initiative to reinvent the public library. And according to children’s librarian Molly Baker, it’s what many libraries around the country are doing to continue to offer a place of learning to the community.
Provo (Utah) Daily Herald, Jan. 19