Space Planning

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Does your library entrance draw people inside? Once inside, what makes people take notice? Can retail space planning ideas help you create an inviting library space? This section will help you plan and design your library space to create a welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible environment.

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Embracing Principles of Connected Learning

 News / Last Modified: 23 January 2015

The power of teen leadership is at the center of a new report from The Institute of Museum and Library Services on Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums: Transformative Spaces for Teens. Teens empowered to participate, experiment, and colla...

Beyond Access: Modernizing Your Library's Space

 Document / Last Modified: 16 January 2015

This infographic from Beyond Access shares suggestions about what libraries can do to make the physical spaces of their libraries more welcoming and engaging for their communities.

A Slice of Maker Pie: Stories from Three Learner Labs

 News / Last Modified: 17 December 2014

Think about the last time you ordered pizza and the numerous considerations that influenced your decisions. You may have weighed surroundings including dine-in versus carry-out or perhaps delivery, contemplated crust style and toppings, and evaluated...

Space is Flexible (and Full of Light)

 News / Last Modified: 01 December 2014

Library space, that is. If there is one word that sums up the re-imagination of library space for community engagement in the digital age, it is flexible.

The tension between physical and virtual space surfaces everywhere as technolog...