During the 1990s, Medellín was globally perceived as one of the most dangerous and violent cities in the world. Since then, the city has transformed socially, economically, and culturally. Library Parks aim to address Medellín’s inequality. Fundamentally, the facilities are designed to get people, particularly youth, off the streets. They succeed in attracting young people by showing films, staging exhibitions and theatre productions, and giving local talent the chance to perform. These opportunities, in turn, raise self-esteem, participation and creativity. In addition to typical library services, most Library Parks comprise auditoriums, workshops, playrooms, sports facilities and computer rooms. Youth and adult literacy programmes are also offered to boost the community’s literacy and numeracy skills, including digital literacy. The city currently has 10 Library Parks.