We are experiencing a dramatic transition on the library landscape – in both public and school libraries. The digital age is rapidly and radically transforming how we live, play, work, and learn – and the traditional library has been upended in the process. Conversations ensue about the need for staffing and funding an “obsolete” institution, but the attendees of CMTC know better. Libraries are not less important in the 21st century – they are more important than ever! They continue to be the free, scaffolded portals (physical & digital) to knowledge and learning – open and accessible to all. A vibrant, democratic society relies on this shining beacon of light in every community. In a world facing the darkness of ignorance, intolerance, and conflict, we need that light even more brightly. Paul shares his advocacy work for what he calls Library 2.0 using stories, animated films, and inspirational messages. He describes how he sees the library as a mission-critical beachhead for innovations and creativity in our schools and communities. Paul enjoins attendees to work with him to articulate and broadcast the urgent message that the modern library has increased and critical relevance in a rapidly changing world. The keynote concludes with a group brainstorming activity to imagine how we might convey the Library 2.0 message. Who knows, at CMTC 2017, FableVision may unveil an animation or book CMTC attendees helped to create!