Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch has been out of commission for the past year undergoing a complete revamp and transformation.
How do you make a library relevant when the collective knowledge-base no longer relies on bricks and mortar? You transform it into a multi-use community hub.
That’s exactly what the city of Brampton has done. The new hub has a recording studio, a 3D printer, vinyl cutters and other cool equipment that’s essentially free to use at your own pace. Library staff are present to lend a hand when needed.
The new space is open, bright and–dare I say–hip? It has an extra big computer lab to allow more people access, new group study rooms and study surfaces for meeting and coworking.
Lots of comfy chairs and booth-style seating also peppers the colourful, airy space offering a restful place to read, study or meet.
Based on frequent feedback from the public in consultation, all tables are now equipped with lots of plugin power so laptops stay fully charged.
Of course, it still serves its conventional purpose as a library, with plenty of books to choose from. The collection has been rearranged to allow for easy browsing and borrowing if you still enjoy the feel of a physical book in your hands.
You’ll also notice a fresh new look to the library’s branding. All branches are now sporting fresh, contemporary new signage and logos.