5 Steps to Take When Building a 21st Century Media Center
- April 27, 2023
- Anthony Bowie
Author: Miranda Klemp
When Voorhees School District decided to give all of its media centers makeovers, Osage Elementary School was one of four elementary schools that was more than ready for the experience. Its 600-student school would become the first in the district to use MiEN furniture and design expertise to make over its media center.
It was an exciting project because the school really wanted to bring its library into the 21st Century. Kids learn better when they’re comfortable and when things are easily accessible to them. They also wanted to create a comfortable space that “felt like home” for students. Here are five steps they took to make it happen:
To schools that are taking on a project similar to Osage Elementary School, their best piece of advice is to not think about the way things are set up in your current library. Instead, think first about how they could ideally be positioned, and then plan out your new space around that new vision.
Miranda Klemp is an Interior Designer who has been with MiEN Environments since 2020. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture from Lawrence Technological University and has over 5 years of experience in commercial design. She designs with a focus on the end user by including a variety of products that offer flexibility and engagement. Miranda believes a space directly impacts the people using it and strives to make spaces that people are excited to be in.