Active learning environments promote critical thinking, inclusivity, and higher levels of engagement. Find out how to support this approach through classroom experiences and flexible learning environments.
The opening of the Queens Children’s Library Discovery Center in New York brought a multi-sensory, self-paced, informal learning environment to its community. The Discovery Center pairs hands-on museum exhibits with programming and materials, bringing STEAM concepts to life for local children.
Outdoor spaces are key assets to libraries. From walking paths to programming areas to teaching tools, there are so many ways libraries to can use these spaces to serve their communities.
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.
Taking inspiration from a rock quarry, designers have the flexibility to move pieces around while supporting many seating postures to create natural, organic spaces. Four distinct, complementary models in eight upholstery options can be stitched two ways, depending on the fabric, with a poly or felt glide, mimicking a rock fissure and further defining the…
Library makerspaces are rich in possibilities and opportunities for today’s communities. Learn more about creating your own engaging, effective space.
At Demco’s What’s Next Forum leading library directors from around the nation gather to share their insights about library trends. See what they shared.