Libraries Designed for Kids

Libraries Designed for Kids

Book - 2008
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This resource is for architects and librarians seeking to create exciting libraries for children. It can be used as a guide to the planning process, a manual for planning a children's library, and a reference for specifications and details critical to effective library design. The book can be used by school and public librarians to design new spaces or adapt existing spaces to better serve young people. Architects will find interesting ideas as well as practical information and specifications on details like shelf heights and chair widths. The book outlines the evaluation and planning process, then looks at design concepts as they relate to the different spaces within a children's area. A final chapter on quick fixes gives advice on using minimal resources for common problems. Appendices offer complete case studies, plus lists of vendors and architects. B&w photos of real-life libraries are included. Lushington, a library consultant, teaches an annual summer workshop in public library design at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2008
ISBN: 9781555706319
1555706312
Branch Call Number: PROF 025.19762 LUS
Characteristics: ix, 173 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.

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