Location: Madison, WI
Interior Design: Demco
Client: Hawthorne Elementary School
Enrollment: 424 students
Completion Date: Spring 2013

The renewed Hawthorne Elementary School Library has quickly become a treasured resource for the school — and it’s community.

The library now features generous space and an abundance of natural light. Space flow has been enhanced and zoned to accommodate pre-k to 5th grade students.

Some of the improvements include:

  • Moving computers to a tidier, more visible space
  • Replacing traditional wood tables with mobile tables and ergonomic seating
  • New shelving in the youth space that feature face-out display and browsing options
  • Integrated seating within shelving that gives students a “landing pad” for enjoying books
  • Casual seating that encourages hanging out and reading
  • Popular gaming tables
  • A collaborative technology table for small group learning

Both staff and students have commented on the openness of the space and color throughout. There is a renewed excitement and energy present upon entering the library. The success of this project is rooted in collaboration between Hawthorne staff and Demco interior services experts.

“What a profound impact and difference the library refresh is already making, enhancing our school’s atmosphere and learning community ten fold.”

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