Archive | Libraries

On the floor

Visiting libraries in other countries, we’re very struck by the way some of them use their floors for information.  From simple guidance (keep left on the stairs), livening up a floor, using posters, a fun touch indicating where the detective novels are, including an electronic game for children  or reinforcing the guidance on shelves as […]


  The stereotype librarian spends her time saying “sssh” and pinning up signs which read ‘silence’  all over her (naturally!) library.  The reality is of course, more complex – libraries certainly need quiet areas, but they also require space for more noisy activities and readers – book clubs, group-work, readings, lectures and film-showing or music recitals.  One of […]