Over the next while, I intend to profile innovative libraries. Surrey Public Library's City Centre Library branch is the first of a series that I will look at.
What was once an industrial area, the new City Central branch is built in the new downtown core, and in fact is envisioned to be the community gathering spot as the new cultural and social hub in the city. Built in the vicinity of the local Simon Fraser University, Surrey Place Mall, and City Hall, the library right now stands as an iconic landmark for City Centre.
It's run some innovative programs, including the Living Library in which people were voluntarily "loaned" out as books to library patrons.