What Children’s Library Furniture Should You Buy?
Here at Agati, we often talk about leveraging human behavior and work patterns in the furniture we provide in our space. Well, the same is true when it comes to library furniture for kids. The goal in furnishing this part of your library is to support actual patterns of use and address actual needs that children have when utilizing your furniture.
Especially for public libraries, the reality is that kids are probably your most important patron in engaging families. As such, our kids deserve the best.
Far too often we see libraries who are intentional about the furniture they put throughout their whole space, except when it comes to their children’s area. Whether they simply put adult furniture in kids’ spaces or buy lower quality furniture for those areas, the reality is that the quality of our children’s library furniture matters a lot.
So what’s important when buying furniture for kids? The furniture should be inviting and fun, the chairs shouldn’t break after a year of use, and there should be right-sized table space for crafts and reading.