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Shelf Life

What is Idea Box?

Idea Box, located just inside the Main Library entrance, is a dedicated 19’ x 13’ space that each month provides a new and dynamic participatory community experience. Visitors are encouraged to learn through tinkering, fun, experimentation and play.

See our Flickr photos of each month's exhibits>

What's inside is always changing

  • By changing exhibits, Idea Box offers fresh ways to engage library customers in lifelong learning through creative play and fun.
  • Installations vary to reflect the diverse interests in our community. One installation may feature participatory art and culture; another may solicit opinions on an upcoming initiative or library service, or be hands-on, demonstrating new technology.
  • For a taste of what's appeared, see previous Idea Box installations on Flickr

Watch this video to hear how Idea Box was born, and about its first exhibit in April, also National Poetry Month.