Public Library Innovation Exchange

Public libraries are one of most trusted public institutions in the U.S. and increasingly provide a broad range of education services, ranging from early learning programs, to makerspaces, to adult training. Libraries are not storage places for books, but community hubs for social change and innovation. 

The Public Library Innovation Exchange (a.k.a. PLIX) develops STEAM learning experiences that are based on MIT Media Lab research and designed to support learners to become:

  • Designers—rather than users—of technology
  • Scientists, who are answering their own—rather than other people's—questions
  • Creators—rather than consumers—of art and knowledge

PLIX is a community of library professionals and MIT Media Lab researchers who co-create learning experiences, develop and share facilitation practices, and strive to integrate creative learning into public library programming.

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