I know libraries have 'quiet rooms.' I believe one of these rooms should be dedicated to meditation. Meditation has been shown to reduce crime, reduce stress, promote well-being and prosperity. http://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/01/nyregion/meditating-to-try-to-lower-crime-rate.html The Los Angeles library supports these types of activities. I am sure one or more of these local organizations would be happy to help. ...more »
Meeting Spaces and Rooms
My favorite libraries are ones that have areas that are small with dark wood and don't allow talking or phones. I also enjoy libraries that have rows of tables with lights for reading. The current library is not enjoyable to read in; it reminds me of the Houston Public Library, which is awful (even after renovation). I really like the architecture library at The University of Texas at Austin, the 2001 Nashville central ...more »
What other comments would you like to make about the meeting spaces?
What type of equipment or technology should be available in the meeting spaces (e.g. speakers, microphones, projectors, SMART boards)?
What types of meeting spaces should be in the central library – auditoriums, rehearsal spaces, meeting rooms, others?