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LIBRARY BRANCH RE-IMAGINE

STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

HBM has been working with the Stark County District Library for almost 20 years, having designed or renovated most of the branches in the system during that time. Two years ago we developed a Visioning Assessment of the system, exploring opportunities to incorporate a new SCDL Smart Store brand, branding colors / themes, and service model throughout the system. The Smart Store service model, “where everything is free” will provide:

 

  • Fewer, smaller service points

  • Self-checkouts and self-service holds

  • Study Rooms and Collaboration Areas

  • Flexible displays and browseable layouts

  • Enhanced technology

  • Children’s interactive & Early Literacy features

 

HBM is also working with SCDL to implement the plans that were developed in the previously completed Visioning Assessment. Seven branches will be renovated and “Re-Imagined” based on the Smart Store brand and will incorporate the ideas that proved successful in the storefront “incubator”.