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.
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.
This library received the prestigious Library Building Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA). See the stunning design in all its glory!
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.
Madison Public Library encourages visitors of the newly renovated Central Library to be inquisitive, creative, and willing to learn. There are plenty of opportunities as this dynamic library features something for everyone: quiet reading or study spaces, ample internet access on various devices, an enormous whimsical children’s area, teen center, local history room, makerspace, digital media lab, and much more!
When a renovation opportunity arose for the N.H. Beversluis Media Center at Eastern Christian High School (ECHS), the focus was twofold: reflect the creative spirit of the students who occupy the space, and make the space very flexible — considering the ever-changing uses of the library. Originally told to “dream big” Claudia Godoy-Cortes, Interior and […]
With the future of library services and the evolving needs of their patrons in mind, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library worked with library consultant, Kimberly Bolan Cullin and Demco to perform a complete interior renovation of the main floor of their facility in 2011. Originally built in 1968 and expanded in 1997 and again in […]
Part of a completely new campus, the Mission Vista High School library incorporates numerous elements into their space that make it perfect for teenage students to study, socialize, and learn. Fun and fresh lounge areas complement the light wood furnishings of the tables, chairs and end panels. A combination of contemporary seating solutions that can […]
The Frankfort Community Public Library (FCPL) gives teens a space where they can be themselves. The lower level of the FCPL Carnegie building was formerly a staff and storage area, which was then renovated into the teen area and new staff area. The teen area, known as The Edge, consists of two adjoining rooms that […]
With plans to upgrade the Teen Zone of their library, the staff of Lawrence Public Library combed the floor of the ALA Midwinter Conference in 2010 looking for products that could provide the form and function they were seeking. They were pleased to find the TotaLibra® shelving and design services offered by Demco. The library […]
Waupun Wisconsin is a small community of just over 11,000 residents and 3,400 households. It is located two miles from The Horicon Marsh, the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. The marsh is a critical rest stop for thousands of migrating ducks and Canada geese, earning Waupun the title of “Wild Goose Center of […]
The Flushing Branch Teen Center was designed to be extremely flexible in order to accommodate the library’s diverse teen program without limiting its growth or creativity. Based on Flushing’s demographics and use patterns, it was determined by their consultant, Kimberly Bolan Cullin, that the teen center should account for approximately 9% of the overall square […]
Central High School strives to provide a high quality education for students in a safe and comfortable environment. A traditional interior with modern detailing and completed in 2009, the new high school embodies a welcoming arrangement fit to inspire young minds to achieve success today and far into the future. Demco collaborated with district staff […]
The Queens Library Far Rockaway Branch was a joint effort between Demco interior service experts and consultant Kimberly Bolan Cullin. The client’s objective was to create a contemporary and usable teen space. That was achieved through modern furnishings, bright colors and an open space. Demco participated in the space design, product and color selection and […]
The East Brunswick Public Library was a joint effort between Demco and consultant Kimberly Bolan Cullin. The client’s objective was to create a contemporary teen space. That was achieved through modern furnishings and a youthful color palette throughout the interior space. Demco interior services experts provided space planning and furniture selection input, as well as […]