A learning marketplace powered by your local library

For too many people, learning ends when they finish their formal schooling. Increasingly, however, economic opportunity—as well as dignity—hinges upon lifelong learning.

Bendable is a lifelong learning platform that allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person opportunities.

Delivered through public libraries across the country, Bendable promises to forge communities of lifelong learning, making each more resilient in the face of a fast-changing economy.

If you want to see if there’s a Bendable library near you, click here.

If you’re a librarian interested in Bendable, click here. And read about our partnership with Baker & Taylor here.

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The development of Bendable was made possible through the generous support of, among others, and

Bendable communities of lifelong learning

In select cases, the Drucker Institute deploys full-time staff on the ground in a community, working with the local library to integrate Bendable into the programming and activities of key stakeholders: employers, nonprofits, government agencies and schools.

To find out how your community can become a Bendable Community of lifelong learning, please contact Lex Dennis at

To discuss bringing Bendable to your community, please contact Lex Dennis, the Drucker Institute’s director of lifelong learning, at