Durable Transformation: Library Spaces Continue to Activate Community
Early in 2014, two Washington libraries launched newly transformed areas in the middle of their floor space. Working with WebJunction under a grant from the Allen Family Foundation, the central Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and the Everson Branch of Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) each conceived and redesigned existing space in response to input from their stakeholders.
The transformations were both physical and energetic. Where previously patrons would just grab an item or two, checkout and leave, the fresh layout, furnishings and targeted resources of these spaces now invite people to investigate, participate and create content to enrich the community.
Now almost two years later, the transformations endure. Read all about the lasting changes at these libraries in the PDF above.