Your Library the Extension of Your Patron’s Living Room

Have you ever walked into a library and felt like you were walking into your living room? Like you were walking into a coffee shop, or somewhere where you can relax? You want to make your library feel like the extension of your patron’s living room, or your local coffee shop. Here are some hints to help make your library the extension of your patron’s living room.

  • Have some seating, like a couple chairs and a coffee table, make it a little reading room
  • Have some coffee (or tea) available to the patrons, I recommend Starbucks coffee
  • Have some magazines available
  • Put on some calm and relaxing music

These are just some ideas, but go test them out and see if your library has a new vibe, or feels different. Maybe you’ll even attract some more patrons.

Small Town librarian ♥

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