TITLE

LIBRARIES WITH LATTES: THE NEW THIRD PLACE

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Cathryn
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
APLIS;Dec2007, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p145
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The increased use of the term third place derives from the research of urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg and his 1999 book 'A great good place'. He writes about the importance of public gathering places and why these places are essential to community and public life. Although beverages are not crucial in developing a third place, the enjoyment of conversation over a cup of coffee certainly adds to the experience. Due to their ability to attract a large and diverse range of users and the prominent position they hold in many communities, public libraries are creating a sense of community. Their cafés appear to be an integral part of their development as a new third place.
ACCESSION #
27617068

 

Related Articles

  • The Great Good Places: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and How They Get You Through the Day (Book). Hummon, David M. // Social Forces;Mar91, Vol. 69 Issue 3, p931 

    Reviews the book "The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Community Centers, Beauty Parlors, General Stores, Bars, Hangouts, and How They Get You Through the Day," by Ray Oldenburg.

  • LIBRARY AS THE THIRD PLACE. Coppola, Gene // Florida Libraries;Fall2010, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p14 

    The article focuses on the thoughts about the emergence of a library as the third place where a person spends time aside from his or her home and workplace. Ray Oldenburg asserts in his book "The Great, Good Place," that third places are crucial for civil society, democracy, and civic...

  • COMMUNITY CRITICAL: AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LIBRARIES SERVING SENIORS. Bundy, Alan // APLIS;Dec2005, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p158 

    In common with other developed countries Australia has an ageing population. Responding to the informational, learning, quality of life, wellbeing and independent living needs of that population will require increasing investment by all levels of government and agencies. This includes local...

  • A Library Of Light for the Community. Helen Kaiao Chang // San Diego Business Journal;6/26/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 26, pA25 

    The article focuses on the National City Public Library which serves as an invaluable resource for raising the economic life of local residents. According to Anne Campbell, city librarian, the library is providing information, education and recreation to the community. The library is designed by...

  • Repurposing Retail. Schaper, Louise // Library Journal;Spring2013 Library By Design, p8 

    The article focuses on the trend of transforming retail spaces and storefronts into public libraries. Topics include how storefront libraries reduce urban blight in cities by created community space, the success of public libraries that operate in high-traffic areas, and how libraries impact the...

  • REACHING THE HARD TO REACH 13%: FROM AWARENESS TO ACTION. Bundy, Alan // APLIS;Sep2008, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p99 

    The editorial presents the author's thoughts regarding efforts to reach library-disadvantaged individuals in the state of Victoria. The results of the Libraries Building Communities (LBC) project are discussed, noting the need for libraries to offer resources for indigenous Australians,...

  • LIBRARY AND CULTURAL SERVICE CONVERGENCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE CITY OF WANNEROO, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Robinson, Leith // APLIS;Dec2011, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p160 

    Library and cultural service convergence is an increasingly frequent response by local governments to external pressures, especially changes in technology, user expectations, and the availability of finance.1 Convergence is also a purposeful and visible way that a library becomes embedded in the...

  • Marketing 101. Busch, Jennifer Thiele // Contract;Jun2000, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p8 

    The author asserts that libraries still play a significant role in a technology-driven society. She stresses that the modern library has assumed an active role in the community life from family programming to accommodating meetings and seminars. She cites that architects and interior designers...

  • FROM LENDING TO LEARNING: A JOURNEY FROM MASS LITERACY TO PERSONALISED LEARNING. O'Beirne, Rónán // APLIS;Dec2012, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p201 

    There is a bright future for the public library if it can focus more resources on learning. In a knowledge intensive world the individual's need for informal learning and support of formal learning becomes paramount. The public library, through its community presence, local resource base and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics