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
Collaboration is an essential part of every coworking office. Collaboration is, in essence, why coworking spaces exist – so that businesses and individuals can mingle amongst one another, exchanging ideas, information, and services. But having private work areas is equally just as important. 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
2020 has brought a range of challenges for our nation. For months, restaurants, retail stores, and businesses were forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, and have only been able to offer limited services or operate remotely. Now, as more public spaces start to open back up, many school districts are also considering the idea of resuming normal operations. Read More
2020 has been one of the most important years for social reform in the United States in decades. Right now, we’re experiencing a pivotal moment, one that will go down in history books as a new era for social equity in which many changes to government policy and attitude will be made. Concerns over police reform have brought to light social justice issues that can no longer be ignored by the American people. 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.
“Hellbrook” has been the early working name for a couple of the businesses that Mike and I have started, including Battery621, the shared office space that is the home for our three other businesses, The Public Works, Supple Collection and Cirque Distribution – and a home we share with 26 or so of our best friends’ companies. Hellbrook was the name of our favorite out of bounds, side country snowboard run back in Stowe, Vermont where Mike and I met and forged our friendship while we worked together at Burton Snowboards. Hellbrook is the world in which we began inspiring one another to find the courage to face our fears and to actualize our dreams. We sessioned this powder run too many times to count, and it became one of the best places for us to have the deep conversations that became the foundation for all that we’ve done since.
In Supple’s initial emails, we’ve sent out over the past couple of months, I’ve talked about what I’ve learned from Jake Burton. In this email, I’m excited to talk about his wife, Donna Carpenter, who has been at the helm of the company for many of the years since I left to start my entrepreneurial journey with Mike.
Donna, with Jake’s full support, has been an ardent activist fighting for equal rights. Since I began working at Burton, I’ve known Donna to have been focused on gender equality in the workplace. She’s worked diligently to find more women leaders to fill upper level positions at Burton, and to make sure that all of the women who work there know and feel that they’re as large a part of the snowboarding community as men are. When I left Burton in 2004, I think that less than 10 percent of the leadership positions were filled by women and now it’s over 40 percent, and the senior team is fifty-fifty. Those I know who are still there at Burton tell me that it’s made Burton a better company.