Destination: ImaginOn!
<ul><li>The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County.   One of the  premier public libraries in the country – 2006...
 
 
<ul><li>$27 million bond referendum in 1999 </li></ul>ImaginOn Timeline <ul><li>$12 million Endowment Campaign, 2000-2001 ...
 
ImaginOn’s Mission To bring stories to life through extraordinary experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young min...
Children’s Theatre Staff 39 FTE Library Staff 24 FT/9 PT 28.5 FTE ImaginOn shared staff 13 FT/3 PT 15.5 FTE
<ul><li>Kids Like… </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of windows </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful spaces – vibrant colors, not childish </li...
Kids don’t like… <ul><li>Things that look too baby-ish </li></ul><ul><li>Dull looking places </li></ul><ul><li>Boxy lookin...
What would you like to see at the library ? <ul><li>A movie room </li></ul><ul><li>Places to be loud and places to be quie...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spangler Children’s Library
 
 
 
 
The Park Family Story Lab
Tech Central
Studio i
Don’t forget low tech!
 
The Loft for teens
 
 
 
Community Festivals
 
Exhibits Destination: ImaginOn!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Design architects:  Holzman Moss www.holzmanmoss.com Interactive Designers Ed Schlossberg Interactive Design www.ESIdesign...
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ImaginOn is an exciting new facility in Charlotte, NC combining a library for children and teens and a professional children's theatre.

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  • Good Morning everyone, and thank you for this opportunity to speak to you about an exciting new facility in Charlotte, North Carolina - ImaginOn: The Joe &amp; Joan Martin Center. ImaginOn is a library for young people – it’s a professional children’s theatre – and it’s so much more. It’s a true destination for young people and their families. It is also a first-of-its-kind facility; and that makes it a bit difficult to describe in words. I hope this presentation – especially its photos – will do the talking. Before we get to those photos, let me provide a very brief and very cursory overview of the project. [CLICK]
  • ImaginOn at BOFA Conference, Stockholm, 5/9/07

    1. 1. Destination: ImaginOn!
    2. 2. <ul><li>The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County. One of the premier public libraries in the country – 2006 winner of the National Award for Museum and Library Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. One of America’s top arts and education organizations for young people. </li></ul>ImaginOn Partners
    3. 5. <ul><li>$27 million bond referendum in 1999 </li></ul>ImaginOn Timeline <ul><li>$12 million Endowment Campaign, 2000-2001 </li></ul>
    4. 7. ImaginOn’s Mission To bring stories to life through extraordinary experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young minds. ImaginOn’s Vision ImaginOn is the first place that families and their children think of when they want to spend quality time together ImaginOn elevates the public perception of the significance of children's literature and children's theatre, locally and nationally. <ul><li>Core Values </li></ul><ul><li>Young people are our first priority. </li></ul><ul><li>We provide an environment that is safe, nurturing and accessible to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>We invite young people to lead, to achieve, and to take risks that result in personal growth. </li></ul><ul><li>We create learning experiences that are dynamic, engaging, and fun. </li></ul><ul><li>We seek community collaborations that enrich the experiences we create. </li></ul>
    5. 8. Children’s Theatre Staff 39 FTE Library Staff 24 FT/9 PT 28.5 FTE ImaginOn shared staff 13 FT/3 PT 15.5 FTE
    6. 9. <ul><li>Kids Like… </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of windows </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful spaces – vibrant colors, not childish </li></ul><ul><li>A place that “looks like it has something interesting inside” </li></ul><ul><li>Both big and cozy spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Murals and large artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access to the outside, gardens and outside reading places </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces for computers </li></ul><ul><li>Signs that tell them where to go </li></ul><ul><li>Circular rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Play spaces </li></ul>
    7. 10. Kids don’t like… <ul><li>Things that look too baby-ish </li></ul><ul><li>Dull looking places </li></ul><ul><li>Boxy looking buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Cramped spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Few windows </li></ul><ul><li>Places that don’t have enough seats </li></ul><ul><li>Not being able to see the bookshelves </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings that look like schools </li></ul>
    8. 11. What would you like to see at the library ? <ul><li>A movie room </li></ul><ul><li>Places to be loud and places to be quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Fireplaces </li></ul><ul><li>Café and snack bars </li></ul><ul><li>Moving water or fountains </li></ul><ul><li>Clear signs with big letters </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Murals and artwork </li></ul><ul><li>People having fun </li></ul><ul><li>A place to play computer games </li></ul><ul><li>A toy corner for little kids </li></ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul><ul><li>A TV </li></ul><ul><li>A roller coaster! </li></ul>
    9. 23. Spangler Children’s Library
    10. 28. The Park Family Story Lab
    11. 29. Tech Central
    12. 30. Studio i
    13. 31. Don’t forget low tech!
    14. 33. The Loft for teens
    15. 37. Community Festivals
    16. 39. Exhibits Destination: ImaginOn!
    17. 49. Design architects: Holzman Moss www.holzmanmoss.com Interactive Designers Ed Schlossberg Interactive Design www.ESIdesign.com Lois Kilkka [email_address] ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center www.imaginon.org

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