Libraries Trend as Dynamic Community Spaces

07 Feb 2018

Libraries are changing.  In a digital age where information is at your fingertips on a touchscreen instead of just through words on a page of a book, many libraries are transforming into centers that invite younger generations to collaborate, study, explore and more.  Millennials in particular are catching on and grabbing hold of these unique neighborhood nooks.

“Relatively high library use by Millennials might be related to changes that many public libraries have undergone in the past 20 years. Previous Pew Research Center surveys have documented how extensively people use computers and internet connections at libraries, as well as how interested they are in extra services such as literacy programs for young children, meeting spaces for community groups, and technology “petting zoos” that provide opportunities to explore 3-D printers and other tech gadgetry.”

Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

Following this popular trend of libraries becoming a community resource and dynamic community space, Route Nine Library and Innovation Center in New Castle, Delaware wished to support the objectives of their space through intelligent storage design.  Diversified Storage Solutions worked with the team to develop storage solutions such as:

  • Cantilever Shelving
  • Solid Surface End Panels and Counter Tops
  • Makerspace Tables

See below for a few photos of the finished space:

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Makerspace Area

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For more information about this installation or library storage contact us today!

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