Posted by: VPSN | November 25, 2011

Choose your own (public space) adventure – at the library!

VPL Main Branch - Detail

Don’t you love it when the good people in your life hook up?

Our good friends at HB Lanarc have been working on a project for the Vancouver Public Library called “Free-for-all: Reimagining Your Library.” It’s pretty cool stuff!

Over the next 10 months, they’ll be working together to explore the concepts of public space and learning spaces; the future of library collections; the role and purpose of public programming; and supporting children and families. As part of all this, they’re engaging staff, stakeholders, the board of trustees, and the public to reimagine what the library will be for all of us in the coming years. The results of this process will feed into a subsequent Strategic Plan for VPL.

The first public event is this coming Tuesday, November 29, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm @ Central Branch (350 W. Georgia St.). The theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA),” based on the self-directed adventure books many of you will remember from your own childhood.

Come do a real-life CYOA as you navigate through activity stations throughout the Central Branch and give your ideas about the future of the library – will your choices result in fame and fortune or disaster? Only you can decide this!

If you can’t make the event, please take the time to check out the online Conversation Kit (also modeled after a Choose Your Own Adventure book!) – you can find that here.

And just in time for the holiday season… there will be 3 prizes awarded on December 15th for those who take part in the event and/or who fill out a Conversation Kit online. The prizes are:

  1. 1. A trip up to the VPL Main Branch Green Roof
  2. 2. An iPod Nano
  3. 3. A bag of great Books

Click to page one and get started!


  1. The ‘cover’ graphic is absolutely awful . . . any particular reason the droid is made ‘cheesecake’, complete with breasts (perhaps to feed a Roomba)? I think not. And the inside graphics? Hmmmm . . . “I see white people.” Not good enough, VPL!

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