News briefs on public libraries including: The Denver Public Library (DPL) in Colorado has launched ideaLAB, a space for hosting weekly technological club meetings and other programs for teenagers. The Phoenix Public Library (PPL) in Arizona has opened a space called hive @ central.
Describes the Learning Lounge, a most recent transformation at the Raroa Normal Intermediate School library in New Zealand. It specifies new facilities of the Lounge and describes how furniture could be moved to accommodate users.
Topics discussed include perceptions of libraries and motivations for library use, such as social interaction and leisure opportunities and how to increase and improve the use and perceptions of school and public libraries.