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.
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.
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.
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updated their STEM lab with mobile tables and collaborative furnishings and took their library space from old and outdated to modern and exciting.
Pershing County High School’s library was outdated and badly in need of an update.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.
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 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.
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.
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.