The Westport Library opened its transformed space last month.
The big celebration was hardly a one-off. We’re in the midst of “30 Days of the Westport Library.”
Giveaways, demos, pop-up performances, movies, talks — there’s always something new going on there.
Lost in all the hubbub may be one of the coolest innovations of all.
Right there in the Hub — the center of all the activity — is a vending machine.
For the price of a library card — in other words, free — anyone 12 or older can check out a Mac or PC for up to 2 hours.
They’re great for people who forget their laptops. For those who don’t like lugging them around. For kids, who love vending machines.
And for anyone else who enjoys the flexibility and technological innovations of the new library.
But — just as there are still DVDs and CDs on the floor — if you’re a desktop fan, the library’s got you covered. Three of those machines are available around the corner; 7 more are on the lower level.
They’re just not as much fun to check out.