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Libraries designed for kids

Author: Nolan Lushington
Publisher: London : Facet, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you're a children's or youth librarian, library director, school facilities planner or architect, you'll discover valuable, practical tips and insights to help you create that inviting environment called the library.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nolan Lushington
ISBN: 9781856046572 1856046575
OCLC Number: 228582387
Description: ix, 173 pages : illustrations, plans ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction. Improving Service by Design --
Not just Information --
The Value of Libraries for Children --
Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program --
What Draws Children to Public Libraries? --
Ch. 1. Innovative Children's Library Models --
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Libraries --
Twenty-First-Century Libraries --
Sustainable Design --
Green Libraries --
School Libraries --
Ch. 2. Planning a New Children's Library --
Brief Outline of the Planning Process --
Create the Planning Team --
Perform a Community Demographic Analysis --
Elicit Community Input --
Create Vision and Mission Statements --
Analyze the Current Library Facilities and Services --
Create the Physical Building Program --
A Streamlined Approach to Planning for Small Libraries --
Ch. 3. Assessing Physical Needs --
Facility Evaluation --
Objectives --
Determining Adequate Space --
Guidelines and Space Standards --
Size Estimates and Spreadsheets for a Small and a Larger Library --
Ch. 4. Design Considerations --
Thinking About Children --
Designing for Children --
Specific Considerations to Enhance the Library Experience --
Children Differ from Adults in How They Use the Library --
Self-Service and Staff Service --
Security and Safety --
Ch. 5. Organizing the Children's Area --
Organic Design --
Future Furnishings --
Spatial Relationships and Traffic Flow --
Organizing Functional Areas --
Handicapped Access --
Diversity and Cultural Response --
New Buildings, Additions, and Adaptive Reuse --
One-Story versus Multistory Libraries --
Zones and Boundaries --
Rhythm of Use --
Ch. 6. Entrances, Displays, Graphics, and Lighting --
Entrances --
Displays --
Graphics and Wayfinding --
Lighting --
Ch. 7. Age-Related Design --
Designing for Young Children --
Designing for Older Children --
Designing Young Adult Services --
Ch. 8. Designing Program, Activity, and Staff Areas --
Activities and Program Areas --
Library Staff Service and Work Areas --
Ch. 9. Furnishings and Equipment --
Entrance --
Active Zones --
Quiet Zones --
Workstations and Study Areas --
Seating Design Considerations --
Electronic Workstations for Staff --
Floors --
Design Result --
Ch. 10. Quick Fixes and Common Mistakes --
Displays --
Weeding --
Lighting --
Collaboration --
Common Mistakes and Simple Solutions --
App. A. Focus Groups --
App. B. Case Study of a Children's Room Analysis, Program, and Redesign --
App. C. Large Children's Library Case Study: Children's Area Program for the Queens Borough Public Library --
App. D. Annotated List of Readings --
App. E. Suppliers --
App. F. Architects.
Responsibility: Nolan Lushington.
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