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Designing Library Space for Children

Designing Library Space for Children by Ingrid Bon
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In recent years the library community has seen a renewed interest in library architecture and design. This is due to the change of focus from content and collection development to how libraries engage with their users in a digital age. This means that librarians, architects, politicians and patrons must develop new visions, concepts and ideas for the design and building of libraries. This book brings together a number of articles based on presentations from the IFLA World Congress 2009: historical view of the development of children's libraries over the last century,  a look at how children use new media, libraries of the future,  innovative design projects for children's libraries from around the world.

  • current theme
  • historical view and new projects


De Gruyter; January 2012
156 pages; ISBN 9783110232172
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Title: Designing Library Space for Children
Author: Ingrid Bon; Andrew Cranfield; Karen Latimer