Furniture Alternatives. Presentation to The King County Board of Trustees April 30, 2014 Furniture Study Group. Context. Three Mercer Island Residents conducted a walk through review of furniture in the library.
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The King County Board of Trustees
April 30, 2014
Furniture Study Group
Sofa in Newcastle Children’s Area: Not possible for children to sit BESIDE parents while reading due to convex curve—modern, “airport” look rather than “living room” feeling of Mercer Island furniture
Soft, cushioned seats by Mercer Island tables on left.Hard wood seats and benches by tables in Newcastle Library on right. Which would YOU rather sit in for writing?
Cushioned easy chairs and sofas with padded arms in MI Library on left. Plastic covered chairs without arms in Newcastle Library on right.Which would YOU rather sit in for reading?
Cozy, cushioned sofa in teen area of Mercer Island Library on left.Chair with plastic back in teen area of Newcastle Library on right.MI teen said: “It’s comfortable.” Newcastle teen said: “It’s OK. A sofa would be nice.”
Sofa in teen area of Mercer Island Library on left still looks new.Chair in teen area of Newcastle Library on right only 1 ½ years old already looks shabby.