Library Fresh gives branches a refresh

The service consists of:

1. Hands-­on, quick improvements conducted over two half-­days on site. Rearrangement, decluttering, furnishings, lighting, shelving changes, etc. are some tools in our toolbox. A small budget for purchases, vetted by the library, is recommended.

2. A "Next Steps" report, delivered after the site visits, including specific purchase suggestions, plans for moderate changes, and concepts for larger (but achievable) projects.

These modest improvements are not intended to “wow” people. They instead create lasting refinement of the user experience and generate momentum for more.

Good design is a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good designs fit our needs so well that the design is invisible.
— Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things

Why not have library staff do this?

A design specialist brings skills, experience, “political cover”, and dedicated time to improvements that are often missed or deferred for any number of reasons.