The modern library offers infrastructure, expertise, services and the inclusive environment to meet people where they are comfortable, supported and safe.  Key characteristics include

  • Neutral ground: Occupants of third places have little to no obligation to be there.
  • Leveler: Third places put no importance on an individual’s status in a society.
  • Conversation: Playful and happy conversation is the main focus.
  • Accessibility and accommodation: Third places must be open and readily accessible to those who occupy them.
  • The regulars: Third places harbour a number of regulars that help give the space its tone and help set the mood and characteristics of the area. Like Tim Hortons, but better.
  • A low profile: Third places are characteristically wholesome
  • The mood is playful: The tone of conversation in third places are never marked with tension or hostility
  • A home away from home

The library also provides a technological basis for linking people to services in the province and community that meet their daily and long-term needs; whether in private on a Wi-Fi device or a kiosk wired to the network. With investment and alignment with other government departments, community sector organizations and private enterprises the library can become a catalyst for strengthening our province by supporting our number one resource, our people.

At Civilized Solutions (@civilizedSC) we are exploring ways to maximize libraries in Nova Scotia; to continue to build on the incredible leadership librarians and libraries have provided over the years.

Want to learn more, contact Civilized Solutions today.

 

It has been wonderful to return to Halifax at such an exciting time, the strength of the private sector, the launch of the Ocean Super Cluster, the restructuring of government to be more business responsive, and the launch of DevelopNS

As a student and leader in community development for 25 years I know people must come first. I hope all Nova Scotians welcome & embrace @DevelopNS by sharing their experiences & knowledge to strengthen & create inviting sustainable communities they want to live in and share with others. Knowledge is power, use it effectively and be part of future directions that matter.

As noted in the attached article:

“Connected communities promote innovation and drive a strong, diverse economy,” said Mr. MacLellan. “The team at Develop Nova Scotia has the expertise to lead important, inspiring projects, and I expect they will help many communities across Nova Scotia become even more attractive places to live, visit and do business.”

Enjoy the announcement and embrace the future:

Develop Nova Scotia Gets Provincewide Mandate