Why Gen Zers are finding community in libraries
26 Oct 2023
Why Gen Zers are finding community in libraries

Despite being digital natives, Gen Zers are being drawn to an institution that’s thousands of years old – the public library. The ability to foster a community, disconnect from the web, and access a plethora of stories for free are just a few reasons why these spaces are pulling in young readers.

Ian Schatzberg

Ian Schatzberg is a designer and the founder of General Idea, an agency working with brands, cultural figures, and cultural institutions to represent and bring powerful ideas to the public. Based in New York, General Idea takes a cross-disciplinary approach that combines editorial, branding, architecture, and motion graphics to create experiences.

Chrissy Ryan

Chrissy Ryan is the founder of BookBar, a London-based independent book service that brings people together through books. With a background in publishing, Ryan opened BookBar in 2021 as a bookshop-meets-bar concept, which has gone from strength to strength with a loyal customer base as well as an online community.

Vanessa Gempis

Vanessa Gempis is the manager of the Pauline Foster Teen Centre at the San Diego Public Library.

Alice Porter

Alice Porter is a London-based freelance writer and journalist who writes for publications including Stylist, Refinery29, VICE, and Dazed.