Uniquely Cambridge: Hollywood in Town & A Bookless Library
Journeys into Cambridge
A couple of items recently caught our eye - both set Cambridge apart.
It has been some time now that Hollywood has looked to Canada to provide sets for their production. Lower labor costs, quality workforce and working environments have drawn American movie makers to the north. Over the years, Vancouver and Toronto have made names for themselves. Now Cambrisdge can also lay claim to be a "Hollywood of Canada".
Devon Hogue, with Cambridge's economic development office, says that she thinks Cambridge and the surrounding area is perfect for films like this because the area is beautiful, historic and well-preserved.
Also, we found it most interesting that Cambridge is the location for Canada's first bookless library.
An old limestone post office has been transformation into a community centre with makerspaces. Featured is something called Idea Exchange offering public library services, programmes and events, the community centre aims to rethink the format of the traditional library, resulting in it being billed as "Canada's first bookless library".
Photo credits: istockphoto.com; ideasexchange.org