Another library design from the ‘how cool is this’ realm.

The Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library has been designed to turn the image of libraries on it’s head.

According to Margie Singleton, CEO of Vaughan Public Libraries, “That was our guiding principle — to rethink what libraries were and to try to anticipate what they can become in the future.”

“We wanted it to be exceptionally welcoming — no shushing in this library,” said Singleton.


People can read quietly in these “telephone chairs,” which block out outside noise. (CBC)

I love these chairs (there are ‘similar’ chairs at the new Geelong Library) thy would so stop mr grumpy complaining about the noise.

So many good ideas here.

Adds City of Vaughan to the list of libraries to visit while in Canada.