Village Learning Place

When the Charles Village branch in Baltimore was closed despite public outcry, the community came together and worked out a deal to lease the building for $1 a year if they were responsible for staffing and running the library. This provided an opportunity for the community to re-think what their library could be and the Village Learning Place (VLP) was born.

The VLP started out with no materials and built their collection from scratch. They retained none of the previous staff and relied heavily on volunteers to help with everything from a building remodel to the shuttling of new books into the space, and input into library programs.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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