Maybe “providing an alternative,” isn’t the best way to phrase it. We’re not only interested in what that thing could look like—but what the primary activity could be.
“I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
Getting people to be curious, in this time when you can access almost every piece of information in the world, is the best possible thing to do to try to help all humans.