In his Ted Talk, Michael Bierut, a graphic designer and founder of Design Observer, outlined a project that brought energy, learning, art and graphics into public school libraries in New York.

Have you taken the time to get out of your office, away from the circulation desk, off your storytime chair to change your perspective as you look at your library? Have you walked through you library as a library user? What little things would you change? What big things would you change? Who can you ask to help?

Michael Bierut: How to design a library that makes a kid want to read, March 2017 TEDNYC

Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.