Planning a library renovation can be a daunting task. There’s so much that has to be considered, from how traffic flows through your space to how you display featured books, magazines, and collections. The library furniture you choose plays an important role in not only how your space looks, but how it functions and is received by your community. It truly can make the difference between a library that’s bustling with activity and is constantly checking out books to a library that looks like a ghost town. Read More
Libraries know that the needs of their communities are always changing. They’re always looking for ways to adapt and improve their services so that they can continue to be a valuable resource for those who live nearby. But unfortunately many libraries reside in old, antiquated spaces that have not been updated for quite some time.
One quick way to improve a library’s functionality and make it easier to use is to update the bookshelves and displays. Library bookshelves, displays, and stacks that are more modern and easier to navigate can tremendously improve the browsing experience. They attract more attention and get more people to check out books. And they also make storage far more efficient and easier for librarians.
Below, we’ve listed some beautiful options for modern library bookshelves and displays from the Supple Collection.
The children’s section is one of the most magical places in a library. Introducing children to books at a young age can help set them up for a success in school, their career, and life in general.
The children’s library furniture you choose will play a big role in determining what kind of experience young learners have in your library. Here are some innovative ideas from the Supple Collection that can be used to enhance learning spaces used by children and young adult readers. Read More
We here at Supple have been working hard to find new ways to make it easier for librarians to serve their patrons during this time when we’re needing to be socially distanced, and accomplish this with solutions that will continue to be amazing pieces within our environments once we’re able to be safely interacting with one another within our beautiful spaces again. Through distanced collaboration, we have been reaching out to our dealer networks for ideas and developing ideas.
Today we are celebrating one particular partnership we’ve developed with Library Interiors of Texas. Michael and Trevor joined us in great brainstorming sessions and showed some real innovative thinking and as we searched for ways to both protect us now as well as making sure that the investments our libraries and schools make now will be relevant after we beat COVID and emerge back into fresh air to reconnect with those we’ve not seen for far too long. Let us introduce you to QuickServe.
At Supple, we see each project as an opportunity to collaborate with amazing partners, new and old. Every project becomes a great melting pot of ideas brought together in creative ways which we aren’t able to fully appreciate until the job is done. Right now, we’re in the final stages of putting together the Castlewood library, a part of the Arapahoe County Libraries. Here we have had a great opportunity to work with one of our favorite architecture firms, OZ Architecture, and one of our favorite independent Interior Design partners, Ali Johnston, who always make these projects fun and who always find interesting ways to bring out the best in our work. As this project wraps up, we’re finally standing back a little and seeing the results of the collaboration come more clearly to light.
Numerous communities across the U.S. continue to be impacted by the coronavirus. From restaurant and school closures to shelter in place orders, there are numerous restrictions that severely impact the way that the average American lives. During these dark and strange times, unlikely heroes have emerged. This includes public libraries. Read More
The CDC recommends social distancing as a strategy to prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus. But what exactly does this mean for community gathering spaces like libraries? Read More
After $41 million and about 20 years of development, the Hunters Point Community Library in Long Island City is now finally complete and open to the public. Since the library opened its doors in September of this year, it has received an equal mixture of praise and criticism.
Are you renovating or in the midst of constructing a library? Have you decided what furniture you’ll use? The furniture you select from your library will greatly influence the experience your patrons have when they come to visit. It’s important to select furniture that will cater to your customers’ enjoyment and needs. Here are a few modern library furniture essentials that no public library should be without!