Library of the Future
Client: Nashville Public Library
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: January 2015
Size: 25,000 sq ft
Project Collaborators: Hastings Architecture Associates, Messer Construction, Imagen, Lynne Bachleda, Jarvis Signs
Equipment Suppliers: Watchfire, Elo Touch Solutions, Planar, Ideum
Heralded as the future direction of the Nashville Public Library system, the Bellevue Branch Library boasts a relaxed atmosphere, dedicated teen areas, community meeting spaces, exceptional public art, and a cafe area with plenty of plug-in stations for patron devices. Anode collaborated with the architect, contractor and NPL team to help create a branch library that is quickly becoming a destination for families from all over town.
Using common onscreen touch tools, children can turn and manipulate three sets of blocks—all mirroring what is found in the physical area behind them—until they have left their own creative brushstroke on the setting.
Community History Wall
Anode collaborated with local historian F. Lynne Bachleda and the Bellevue History and Genealogy Club to create an interactive history wall titled "The Spirit of a Place" that celebrates the surrounding Bellevue community. From prehistoric mastodon bones to the community's newest neighborhoods, this map-based interactive inspires patrons to learn from the past as they progress towards the future. Behind the scenes, a custom CMS allows staff members to add new points of interests and upload text, images and videos.
Country Music Learning StationsReimagining a museum favorite
BuzzFeed AnimationsAn impressive, artistic display of digital content
Anode VR GameA virtual challenge for the party scene
Haldex Trade Show InteractiveA hands-on exhibit booth experience
NPLF Donor Recognition InstallationAn ever-changing celebration of generosity
Digital End CapsA new way for libraries to promote collections