Modern school libraries provide support for a wide variety of learning styles and activities. In order to do this, they need to be flexible, interactive, and feature areas for collaboration. Get ideas on how to create and sustain these types of spaces in your library.
Libraries play an important role in providing informal learning opportunities outside the classroom. Learn how furniture, space design, and technology play a part in creating spaces that support collaboration, ideation, and social interaction.
Library users of all ages have different needs in each area of your library. Get advice on best practices for designing seven essential library spaces to make sure all users’ needs are met.
Lanier Primary School’s library was outdated, inflexible, and worn out. See how Demco’s design experts helped create a new space that is modern and adaptable with flexible furnishings, inviting soft seating, and mobile shelving.
Natrona County Public Library wanted to develop a space where their community could gather to create, share resources, and take part in STEAM programming. Learn how library leaders teamed up with Demco’s interior solutions consultants to build their makerspace – furnishings, tools, and all – and connect their community through making.
Find out how Badger High School leveraged Demco’s interior design expertise to redesign their outdated library into a collegiate-level learning center. Key features include flexible, mobile furniture, a mix of seating options, and integrated technology opportunities.
Discover the learning outcomes that ensued when Nick Provenzano teamed up with Demco’s educational interiors consultants to create three separate makerspace rooms. Key features of the new space support the design-thinking process and include dry-erase tables to propel ideation and collaboration, robust work surfaces to support a variety of activities, and active seating to promote focus and stimulate thinking.
Libraries are continuing to respond to the changing needs of their communities by expanding their services and updating their spaces. Our designers are always looking for ways to help libraries fulfill those needs, and they’ve identified six furniture pieces that hit the mark with more access to power, more space to collaborate and multipurpose flexibility. Keep reading to see what furniture pieces made them say “Wow!”
See how Hartland South Elementary School updated their STEM lab with mobile tables and collaborative furnishings and took their library space from old and outdated to modern and exciting.
Your users are looking for a place to collaborate, to share ideas and brainstorm to get projects done. The library is the perfect place for people to gather and work together — but what’s the best way to help facilitate this idea sharing? Learn from seasoned expert Traci Lesneski about what to consider when designing collaborative spaces and the key features your users are looking for.
What does it mean to design a 21st century library? How do you make so many stakeholders happy? Margaret Sullivan, a Principal at Margaret Sullivan Studio, breaks it down for you. Tune in for 10 essential places every public library needs to foster community.
Every makerspace and every library is different. Learn the questions experts ask when assessing the best way to integrate a makerspace into a new or existing library. Architect Tiffany Nash gives you guidance to get you on your way.
When Massapequa school officials got an idea, they made it a reality in a big way. See how they updated 6 of their elementary libraries with modern makerspaces and started seeing positive learning outcomes as a result.
The Studio at Anythink Libraries in Colorado embraces the philosophy that customers thrive when given the chance to collaborate with others and become creators. By providing tools, programming, and guidance from artists in residence, The Studio is providing customers with opportunities to pursue their passions.
From choosing the tech tools to naming the space, teens were involved every step of the way in designing The Mix, San Francisco Public Library’s ultimate teen experience. Take a visual tour of The Mix’s 4,000+ square feet of designated space for teens to invent, create, study and just plain mess around.
When it was time to redesign the academic library at Holy Cross College, in Bury, UK, planners knew they needed a space that would meet everyone’s needs — individual study spaces, collaborative learning environments and technology. See their approach.
Taking its cue from the shared society of today, Co-op is all about bringing people together and inspiring one another to achieve more. This modular lounge system offers a variety of ways to create a semi-private workspace ideal for collaboration.
Moto is a modular lounge series that offers a variety of components to support casual interaction, social gathering, and collaborative work environments. Organic shapes and soft curves appeal to the youthful vibe on college campuses and in the workplace.
As diversely modern as they are exceptionally efficient, Speakeasy meeting tables prove to be as useful as they come. In addition to featuring a tailor-made base design for wire management, the collection also boasts a number of power technology options. Available in seated as well as standing heights, along with a variety of shapes and…