Following the launch of Denver Public Library and Arapahoe Library District, another Colorado library system has gone live. Anythink is the public library system serving residents of Adams County, with branches Brighton, Commerce City, Thornton and nearby. It's been fun to work with a library with such a track record of innovation, including its 2009 rebranding looking to revolutionize how people think of libraries, and its commitment to green practices, not to mention its very own brew of beer. Anythink's 216,000 or so records have become almost 1.5 million new resource pages.
And about those resources, here are some fun starting points for you.
- Need to borrow a laptop? Have you tried your public library?
- With Chile's recent Copa América victory, inspired, some say by the harrowing story of the 33 Chilean miners, here is a book for background: Deep down dark, the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free, by Héctor Tobar
- Audiobooks at Anythink
- A book of photos and maps of Molly Brown's Capitol Hill neighborhood
- It makes sense to learn about branding from a resource at an organization which has undergone a very successful rebranding.
- The various ways someone in this part of Colorado can learn about Nigeria
- The Chinese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. works get collated to the rear, as usual
- And of course the obligatory Ndewo Colorado sighting
Stay tuned for more libraries coming along soon.