We really enjoyed giving this presentation at MLA 2015 in Worcester, MA this week. Thanks to everyone who attended. Here's a copy of the presentation. Enjoy and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Stay tuned for the furniture vendor list that I promised. I'll be posting it soon.
|Collaboration Space / 20-30 Something Area (top) |
and Independent Study / Quiet Area (bottom)
1. A collaboration area geared at 20 and 30 year-olds
2. An independent study/quiet space for all adults
"The Loft" collaboration space includes a variety of powered furniture, mobile pieces so areas can be rearranged as needed, mobile white boards, mobile flat panels with plug and play technology for group work, and a mini Makerspace.
The study/quiet space includes a new type of study carrel on casters with built-in sound baffling. Soft seating with pull-up work tables are also included here.
The two areas are separated by the remaining 90" stacks to help baffle the sound. A change in carpet pattern also helps define each of these new spaces. For a few "during" photos refer to Sachem 2014-2015. The space is anticipated to be finished in Spring 2015. More photos to follow then.
Rob and I were so pleased to present, yet once again, for the Leadership and Management Section (LAMS) at the 2014 NYLA Annual Conference. We hope everyone took away at least one tip from our presentation titled, "Your Future, Your Library" or, lovingly referred to over the years as, "21 Ideas for 21st Century Libraries." Don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions or need anything to help you along as you strive for library greatness.
|Palmieri board book |
browser bins used in the
Sachem Public Library's (NY)
Children's Room renovation.
Note that several of these products have been used in Kimberly Bolan and Associates projects, so let me know if you have any further questions as you conduct your research and evaluation your options.
Kimberly Bolan and Associates, in collaboration with Lehner Designs, recently planned and redesigned the 8,100 SF children's room of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Library in Plainfield, IN.
|Entrance into the Renovated Children's Room|
The overall goal was to create an updated, interactive, 21st century environment with broad appeal to children ages 0 through 12 as well as parents and caregivers. The new space is "zoned" into various areas including an early literacy/toddler area, a social space for young school-aged children and pre-teens, a study area, and a creative center called the Imagination Hub and Art Zone.
This budget-friendly redesign included minimal construction, the re-use of the library's existing steel shelving, the re-purposing of its large 1987 service desk, which now serves as part of the Imagination Hub, and the inclusion of interactive, hands-on activities, for all ages, throughout the room.
This is the second space redesign project KBA has done with Plainfield-Guilford Library. Visit my Flickr site for photos of the children's space and more.