The Great Hall should be a destination, not just a way to get to other areas of the library. Keep -- and add more -- lounge seating and cafe tables. Add a cafe or self-serve coffee machines to the ground floor of MLK to create more of a community gathering space.
I want something big and visual that invites customers to physically interact with the space. I love the Transformation Lab that Aarhus Library ran to help them design their new library building (see video), and I think we could use that model in an ongoing way. It should be a flexible space that would allow a mix of more complex efforts and more passive ones, like asking users to answer a binary question by dropping ...more »