Library Space Pavilion

NEW in the Exhibits this year!

Come experience innovative spaces to create at your library!

Before I Die Community Art Installation

Before I Die is a global, community-oriented public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. Add your thoughts to the “Before I Die” wall and discover how to take this idea back to your library and connect to your community in an engaging and honest way.

With help from the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library; inspired by artist, urban planner Candy Chang

Camp Happiness

What really makes you happy? Camp Happiness is the transformation of a space into a participatory experience. Explore biology and inspiration in this interactive exhibit and consider ways to create an uplifting space in your library!

Developed by representatives from Anythink Libraries, Thornton, Colo.

Experience Lab

Pop-in and pop-out of our Pop-Up Experience Lab! Discover how to introduce a sense of play into your library through inexpensive, temporary participatory exhibits. These spaces are small, flexible areas designed to create bite-sized experiences and spark useful conversations. The space will change several times during the conference, so be sure to come back often!

Developed by the PLA Conference Committee Emerging Leaders

MakerSpace Lab

Try out the latest tools and materials that make up a makerspace. This hands-on lab will feature a 3D printer, a Robot Petting Zoo, and a Microsoft Kinect with custom motion control games. There will also be Arduino electronics and papercraft activities. See what’s possible to bring to life at your library!

Developed by Steve Teeri, HYPE Makerspace, Detroit Public Library