Maximizing Learning Spaces, Or How to MacGyver Your Library

Project Manager Christian Theyer
State Library Project Monitor Lena Pham
SCLC Executive Director Diane Satchwell

The Maximizing Learning Spaces Project is collaboration between the California State Library and Southern California Library Cooperative that will provide an opportunity for libraries to re-examine, plan, evaluate, and reimagine library spaces to maximize their potential as places of learning, literacy, and reading. Participating libraries will work with planning consultants to analyze, evaluate, and assess how library spaces can be improved for greater information access. The ultimate goal of the project is to create a plan that reimagines the library space as a place that promotes reading and literacy.

Each participating library will also be provided furnishings to help transform their space into a place of learning. Participating libraries will work with the space planners to select furnishings, and eligible costs will be limited to movable furnishings, such as décor, supplies, lighting, shelving, and shipping costs.

Participating Application Materials

The application is due November 28, 2018. Please see Application Guidelines for submission instructions.

2017/18 Participating Libraries

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.