Library 21c adds futuristic user experiences KXRM COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Library 21c, the new 21st Century Library, is not your ordinary library. They offer creative computer commons for writers, artists, and filmmakers including audio suites.
Collections, staff and space dedicated to teens have existed in libraries for years. Now, libraries are shifting those resources to developing learning spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it. Research has shown the widespread positive impacts of afterschool programs on academic achievement and social behavior, especially in low-income communities. The need for spaces that engage teens becomes even greater during summer break, when teens have more free time, said Elyse Adler with the Nashville Public Library.
By Kathy Yanchus, Review Staff. Dramatic changes are occurring in school libraries across the province as they are transformed into 21st century learning spaces. It may not be conspicuously evident when you walk in, ...
Comfy chairs to curl up with a book or tablet, silent study spaces and a place to munch on a quick snack are high on a student-generated wish list being considered by officials at New Trier Township High School 203 as they plan for the future of the district's two libraries.
Learning TouchPoints are an important part of the library – learning commons – physical program. The service desks, collaboration bars and hubs can be developed to include visualization TouchPoints; spaces where students, tutors, mentors and faculty can write on the walls. These spaces will help the library staff visualize discovery services; share spaces that will enable the community to work collaboratively with virtual content in the cloud.