There is no mention of a genealogy and local history room, but you do have to take notice of the features of the new Fountaindale, Illinois Public Library: flat-screen TVs, video games, self-checkout stations, a variety of e-readers, and a cafe. Library officials say the new facility is a blueprint for libraries of the future, and will focus on using new technologies.
From the article: "The Fountaindale Public Library, with its state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi equipped space, is starkly different from the previous antiquated library, a nearby one-story brick structure built in 1975 that awaits the wrecking ball. Officials are hopeful the new facility attracts a demographic libraries haven't seen in a number of years - young professionals."
I was especially interested in a quote from librarian Tony Lucarelli: "We'll always have books. We'll always have people that want books,"
You can read the article at http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/news/local/ct-met-library-of-the-future-0308-20110307,0,367729.story