by Angela Terrab
Libraries collect music, libraries host music, librarians moonlight as musicians and offer patrons spaces to create their own mixes . . . Which is to say, the “silent library” trope is so outdated. Here are some of our favorite musical libraries!
- Steve Kemple’s Experimental Music at the Library series uses non-standard instruments to bring new sounds to the public. Successful programs include an experimental accompaniment to the silent film Nosferatu.
- Iowa City Public Library curates their unique local culture with the “Local Music Project,” now in its third year.
- Brooklyn Public Library’s new Information Commons offers patrons the space, equipment, and skilled volunteers they need to take their music and media projects to the next level.
- You can’t have music without dance, and Diablo Ballet Company brings just that to libraries in their community of Couny Costa, California.
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