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Golden Remodel: Design Concepts

by: 
Carroll Mannino, Golden Library Manager

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."
- Steve Jobs

Whether it's reimagining a computer or a library, people strive for the trifecta of good design: comfort, beauty and function. As part of the Golden Library Remodel, we are redefining our spaces for maximum impact and to provide patrons of all ages with an area of the library that fits them just right. To that end, our design concept includes zones for different purposes:

  • Quick – holds, self-checks, high interest material and a service point that can be seen from the entrance.
  • Collaborative – flex space that supports collaborative work, a teen area, and a group study room.
  • Busy – high interest material, a multi-purpose meeting room that can accommodate large and small groups, and a children’s room with a more open entry way and a literacy playscape.
  • Communal – seating areas spread throughout the building, computers and a business center with fax/copy/print/scan capabilities
  • Quiet area 

We expect to have a final design, including a floor plan and carpet, furniture and fixture selections by mid-August. I’m excited about how the plan is coming together and can't wait to share the final design with the community.

Once the design is in place, the Library expects to begin construction sometime between October and November. In the meantime, watch for updates and further details at jeffcolibrary.org/goldenremodel.