After passing a referendum to build a new elementary wing and overhaul their middle and high school wing, Barneveld School District’s main goal was to create a shared K–12 building that would be just as inviting to seniors as it was to kindergartners.
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.
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Lanier Primary School’s library was outdated, inflexible, and worn out.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.
Are you ready to redesign your learning space to better support learners? Before you start, find out the four mistakes you don’t want to make and how to avoid them.
Ready to add a fresh new look to your library? Choosing colors and fabrics for your new furnishings can be overwhelming. With these tips from interior design expert Jessica Mahne you’ll be ready to create the welcoming atmosphere you want for your library.
Pershing County High School’s library was outdated and badly in need of an update. Together with Demco, Media Specialist Shelly Need turned the old library into a 21st-century hub of learning. Updates included flexible furniture, a modern circulation desk and access to technology.
Your library might be crying out for a refresh, but your budget might not match up with your wish list. To help you bring new light to your collection and services, Stephanie Shook serves up some tips for making the old new again.
Situated on the South Side of Chicago, Eisenhower High School is just as bustling inside its walls as it is outside in the city. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is now used by a greater diversity of the school community due in large part to the flexibility and versatility of its new furniture. The space now […]
Ann Antolini School is the only elementary school for 3rd to 6th grade students in the town of New Hartford, CT. With a population of roughly 7,000, these students come from a predominantly rural community consisting of farms, homes and parks. When the time came to update the school’s library they turned to Demco for […]
The beautiful Black Hawk Elementary School Library is a drastic improvement from the over cluttered, nearly inaccessible, no-space-for-anything library which was long overdue for renovation. The new refreshed space has a wonderfully welcoming feel. The bright colors of the ColorScape® furniture, coupled with Palmieri Bloom seating and colorful Smith System® Flavors chairs bring an energy […]
See how the Sioux Center Middle and High School library went from “dull, monotone time warp” to vibrant, 21st century learning center. The new multi-functional space features a variety of table and seating options and has become a popular hangout for students.
Imagine a school library with more of an “abandoned warehouse” feel to it than a welcoming space. This was the case for Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School before partnering with Demco.“Books were EVERYWHERE in the old library,” says Chris Albarran, Librarian of Brooklyn Arbor Elementary School. “It was like a book warehouse.”Through Demco’s collaborative design process, […]
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 spaceReplacing […]
After nearly 50 years using the same furnishings with the same drab colors and the same clunky properties Lincoln Elementary School was fortunate enough to get a completely redesigned library with furnishings that meet the ever-changing needs of today’s libraries!Before their renovation in 2013, this library donned accordion-style movable walls that could create 3 rooms, none […]
The goal of the Washington Elementary School library remodel was to create a literary “hub” that is inspiring, playful and student centered. A spacious feel was desired while improving space utilization and layout yet maintaining the entire collection. Demco played an integral role in taking this vision to reality. Our exclusive ColorScape® line of furnishings […]
The vision for the Lincoln Elementary School Library was for it to be a bright, inviting learning environment that would accommodate multiple teaching spaces — and be appealing to the various age groups. They also needed a flexible space that lent itself to easy mobility.It took more than two years for the vision of this renovation […]
The Dapplegray Elementary School Literacy Center refreshed its space with colorful, dynamic furnishings that stimulate young minds and encourage team learning. After moving six times in 11 years the library has finally found its permanent home in what used to be the old wood shop room. The light maple finishes of Demco’s ColorScape® shelving and […]
In April 2009, Jennings County Public Library began an organizational study with the help of Library Consultant Kimberly Bolan Cullin in an attempt to prepare their facility to meet the changing needs of their community.
When the design professionals at Architectural Resources, Inc in Minnesota began their search for more contemporary library shelving and furniture for the St. Louis County School District, an Internet search brought them to the Demco interior services website. Pleased with the more European influenced products, they began planning several areas of the South Ridge School […]
Working with Lehner Designs, Demco helped create a beautiful library and media center for the Clark Pleasant Middle School Library. The client was looking for a more contemporary aesthetic for this space and the TotaLibra system met those needs. TotaLibra shelving, end panels and T-leg tables provide a clean European look for this middle school […]