Public libraries are teaming up with Redbox, America’s Destination for Entertainment, to pilot “Outside the Box” – a new community initiative that brings people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. The initiative is led by local communities, supported by OCLC, and guided by consultants at the Project for Public Spaces.
With libraries leading local activities, Outside the Box will kick-off in five communities in 2013. Chosen based on key characteristics such as geographic and ethnic diversity, median household income, and local leadership, partner communities and libraries include:
Billings Public Library
Chicago Public Library
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
4Columbia, South Carolina
5Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Each community will design and host entertainment events, ranging from arts festivals to concerts, outdoor movies and more. Visit the Outside the Box Flickr group for images from recent activities, and watch this site for news and announcements about upcoming events.
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