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Designing School Libraries of the Future
Primary and high school libraries have transformed over time. School libraries have now become learning centres that foster educating young students in exciting and different ways. The ideal design of a library should nurture these new ways of teaching, all while creating a comfortable and safe environment.
The future of school library design starts with library furniture. At Abax Kingfisher provide education furniture Australia trusts, offering pieces such as library shelving and comfortable soft seating.
As the future of school library design is constantly evolving, it is important that we, at Abax Kingfisher, keep up with these changes.
So, what does the future of school library design look like?
In the past, it was common for school libraries to stack lots of books on their shelves, and just a few computers. However, although the need for physical books has not decreased, the need for technology has since skyrocketed.
To prepare children for the future, school libraries need to adapt, and provide students with access to all the resources they need to succeed. Schools around Australia are now redesigning their libraries to accommodate the need of new technologies, and a different way of learning.
The modern library should foster collaborative learning, therefore design-wise, it is important to provide spacious layouts, and ergonomic seating and desks. By implementing comfortable furniture, school libraries can maximise learning, and boost creativity and productivity.
How can you improve your school library?
There are a few changes you can make to transform your library, including:
Changing the seating arrangements
Ensuring that the seating arrangements allow for both collaborative and individual work is a must in a school library. Invest in some soft seating, such as our Abax Kingfisher Roundhouse with a Bookcase, offering both comfortable, collaborative seating, and storage for your books.
Improving shelving display units
Although libraries are more than just the books on the shelves, it is still vital that you have the right shelving solutions. Our Kingfisher Library Shelving makes for the perfect addition to your space, with over 15 shelf types and a comprehensive range of standard heights and widths you’ll be able to find the right shelving suited for your school library.
Decorate with colour
Your library should be a place that fosters creativity, so be sure to decorate your walls with artwork and quotes that inspires. Adding artworks also help to add colour and livens up the library space.
Create a cosy corner
Modern libraries are so much more than a space for quiet study. Invest in some bean bags and create a cosy corner where students can gather during lunch times to escape the hustle and bustle of the school playground and immerse themselves into a novel. These spaces are also great when teachers are hosting reading time during their lessons.
Meet technology requirements
As we are now in the digital age, ensure that your library is meeting technological requirements. For example, ensure that you have enough computers, the right programs, and the wifi connection is strong though out the whole library space.
At Abax Kingfisher, our goal when it comes to designing libraries, is to make sure that both students and staff are comfortable in their environment, and that Australian schools have all the furniture pieces they need to be able to create the best library spaces. For more information, and to learn how we can help bring your vision to life, contact us today on 1300 811 054 and speak to one of our friendly consultants.