At present our public libraries have been rendered mostly irrelevant. Aside from helping those without technology access and providing an after school safe haven for "lock key kids," their usefulness is limited. But it doesn't need to that way. Imagine libraries being a place where entrepreneurs and students could collaborate. Create "incubation pods" in libraries complete with technology and business support material as well as librarians that act as research experts to support these collaborative efforts. Also make these "pods" socially outfitted as well complete with a coffee shop like feel. The social aspect could even be privately sponsored.
Idea No. 23