library with fireplaces

A VISION OF A NEW LIBRARY

See below for inspirational photos of modern library spaces. WRL’s vision of a new library includes comfortable, spacious, light-filled public areas that can be easily adapted to different uses with the infrastructure to support library services and user needs, as well as well-lit, well-displayed book and media collections set up for browsing and discovery. Also, a wide variety of comfortable seating for different tasks, a living room area with a fireplace and soft seating, modern collaborative workspaces, and a variety of small meeting rooms for the public. There should be spaces for experimental learning and creation like a small recording studio; a large, versatile maker and creation space; a dedicated teen area with space for gaming technology, lounge, and study seating; a homework hub for tutors, families, and students; a big, bright children’s room with learning activities and space for play; an updated theater; expanded outside public spaces; and a teaching kitchen.

library with fireplaces

A VISION OF A NEW LIBRARY

A new building gives WRL a chance to offer new and exciting services. New public libraries often offer collaborative work spaces, digital recording space, large makerspaces, cozy living room spaces for readers, café space, and many other amenities not possible in the existing facility.