Mathare North Community Library from Book Aid International on Vimeo.
The Mathare North video depicting such a simplistic library is interesting to compare to the video on “Libraries of the Future” that I discovered on YouTube. This video discusses many of the issues concerning libraries at the moment and many of the questions people have about where libraries are going. Even though this video is focused on a futuristic library, one that by nature will be much more technologically advanced than the African based one above, they both stress the core of the library being a community.
With the common thread of community illustrated in both videos, any library can utilize that same idea on their website. Showcasing how a library creates a sense of community will only allow more people to see what the library has to offer and will feel that much more welcomed to frequent it.