Libraries designed for kids

by Lushington, Nolan, 1929-2013

Format: Print Book 2008
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q Z718.1.L87 2008
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor Oversize
Call Number  q Z718.1.L87 2008
Nolan Lushington-expert library design consultant-covers the complete planning process from concept to "grand opening." He takes you from the technical aspects of design and construction, to the finer points of lighting, acoustics, furnishings, equipment, and multimedia areas, storywells, YA spaces, and more. Whether you're a children's or YA librarian, library director, school facilities planner or architect, you'll discover valuable, practical tips and insights to help you create that inviting environment called the library.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As the former chairman of ALA's Buildings and Equipment Section, a university professor who taught design courses, and a library director, Lushington has a wealth of experience. In the preface he states this book is intended to be a one-stop resource for architects and librarians.  Logically organized, it begins with a discussion of how to improve library service with design and then continues on through the process of accessing needs and planning and furnishing library space for kids. The appendixes contain helpful worksheets, lists of architects and suppliers, and an annotated bibliography. The book is peppered with black-and-white photographs that are helpful but are not particularly high contrast, so sometimes it is difficult to see the details. (Maybe the publisher should consider making these available on an accompanying Web site.) Even with this minor shortcoming, this book is an excellent addition to professional collections in school and public libraries.--Helmer, Dona Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Children's libraries -- Administration.
Young adults' libraries -- Administration.
Children's libraries -- Planning.
Young adults' libraries -- Planning.
Library planning -- United States -- Case studies.
Library architecture.
Libraries -- Space utilization.
Children's libraries -- Activity programs.
Young adults' libraries -- Activity programs.
Publisher New York :Neal-Schuman Publishers,2008
Language English
Description ix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781555706319 (alk. paper)
1555706312 (alk. paper)
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