FREE LIBRARY PLAY-AND-LEARN SPACES
In the summer of 2018, three branches of the Free Library (Cecil B. Moore, Whitman, and Wyoming) were transformed into hubs of playful learning with indoor Play-and-Learn spaces.
The design at each branch was centered around a set of tangram blocks that are large enough to build with and act as moveable seats. At Cecil B. Moore, a spelling climbing wall is the focus of the space, along with a stage box with magnetic panels for spelling and word poetry, and two bookshelves with puzzle nooks for reading and filling with blocks.
Whitman has a large tower as the focus, with letters cut out of the sides, and internal climbing to a lookout. It also has bookshelves with puzzle nooks and magnetic panels.
Wyoming is centered around a large stage with magnetic panels, for readalouds, concerts, and games. At one end is tiered seating leading to a homework station for after school kids. A bookshelf with a puzzle nook completes the space.