Library Furniture Tag

Suncrest Elementary School Set to Open in 2017 Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Suncrest Elementary School’s new site is scheduled to open in early 2017. The new building, located in Morgantown, WV, will house 550 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. One of the many features of the new school will be a 5,000 square foot media center. BCI Modern Library Furniture has been chosen for the project.

The product selected is the Concertina Desk System. This circulation desk system, with its adjustable-height option and standard modular components, is essential to ADA compliance. The Concertina Desk System is available in a multitude of colors and finishes making it a perfect choice for any library setting.

Pictured below is a stock photo of the Concertina Desk System

Concertina Desk System

BCI Dealer: Tom Sexton Associates – http://www.tomsextonfurniture.com/

Click here to read more about the project

BCI Modern Library Furniture has been providing solutions for school libraries for well over 60 years and is considered a global leader in this industry.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation on how we can help you design a new modern library.

12 Aug 2016 no comments / READ MORE

NJ’s Haddonfield Public Library Showcases BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Haddonfield Public Library located in Haddonfield, NJ has been at its current site since 1917 – almost 100 years! Without taking away too much of the library’s history, a modern renovation was needed to take the library into the 21st century.  The library board president Deborah Marchand was quoted as saying, (we need) “to take what had been a fairly inflexible space and make it more flexible and open and welcoming.”1

BCI Modern Library Furniture had just the answer. BCI’s furniture is known for its ability to be flexible, while maintaining its durability. The renovation is slated to cost $2.2 million dollars and has taken over 15 months. The furniture was purchased through the ESCNJ (Educational Services Commission of New Jersey). The library plans to open in August, 2016.

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products: Uniflex Steel Shelving

Haddonfield library’s choice of the Uniflex Steel Shelving provides the flexibility needed for this new space. The Uniflex Steel Shelving has a classic style which fits into the architecture of the building.

Below are some of the actual installation photos.

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For more information on the renovation project, click here

View project photos via Courier Post by clicking here

Contact us at BCI Modern Library Furniture today for more information on how we can assist you in your renovation project.

1 Philly.com, 7/4/16,  http://articles.philly.com/2016-07-04/news/74199013_1_library-board-president-haddonfield-public-library-library-dates

27 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Modern Library Furniture Recent Install at University of Colorado INSTAAR

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The University of Colorado’s Institute of Artic and Alpine Reserach (INSTAAR) serves as one of the oldest institutes. The primary goal of the institute had been on the polar and alpine regions due to their noticeable effects of global change. Over the last few decades, the institute has expanded its programs to cover environmental challenges that include local, regional and global. To meet these needs, a more modern library was needed to expand its resources. A recent renovation to the library included shelving from BCI Modern Library Furniture. BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving was chosen due to its unique flexibility and ability to withstand years of use. The 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving’s modular design allows for customization and ensures the best use of space.

Project: University of Colorado INSTAAR

BCI Dealer: Improve Group – http://www.findyourbetterway.com/

Product: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving (install picture below)

Univ of CO INSTAAR

For more information on BCI Modern Library Furniture, please contact us today. We have design specialists on hand to answer all of your questions. We work with you to bring your ideas to a reality.

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25 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New WI Elementary School Opening Soon Featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News
Red Creek Elementary School

Photo credit: Bray Architects

Part of a $22.5M renovation project to the Black River Falls School District is the construction of The Red Creek Elementary School (renamed from Forrest Street Elementary School). The new school will open its doors for the 2016-2017 school year. This new 89,820 square foot, two-story building will be on the site of the current school and will house grades 2 – 5. The building will include a new gym, cafeteria and a new learning media commons which encompasses a library.

BCI Modern Library Furniture will feature the following products at the new library:

Ratio Laminate Shelving with Laminate Shelves (starters/adders), Ratio Radius DS Shelving (starters/adders), Picture Book Box – Mobile, Cocoon Lounge

The Cocoon Media Lounge is a new product to solve the problem of zone space. With its sleek modular design, the Cocoon Media Lounge can be placed anywhere in the library offering more personal space.

BCI Dealer: Duet Resource Group – http://www.duetresourcegroup.com/

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can complete your new building or renovation project, contact us today

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22 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Sleek Modern Shelving Abounds at the Colchester East Hants Public Library Thanks to BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

A few weeks ago we shared news on the renovation project at the Colchester East Hants Public Library located in Nova Scotia (https://bcilibraries.com/nova-scotia-library-chooses-bci-modern-library-furniture/). Below are the photo’s from the final installation for both the adult and children’s section featuring BCI Modern Library Furniture’s Ratio Inform Radius DF Shelving on Casters —

Adult section

Adult Section

Colchester Library Adult section 2

Adult Section

Colchester Library Adult section 5

Adult section

Children's Section

Children’s Section

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Children’s Section

Colchester Library childrens section 2

Children’s Section

Contact us today for more information on all the products and services we offer at BCI Modern Library Furniture

20 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

New Jersey Middle School Library Getting a Make-Over with BCI

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The River Dell Regional School District serves the towns of River Edge and Oradell in New Jersey. With an enrollment of approximately 578 students in grades 7-8, the middle school library was in need of some renovations. BCI Modern Library Furniture collaborated with their dealer, Longo Associates and Solutions Architecture in the furniture choices for the project. The project will be completed in the fall of 2016.

All of the products from BCI were purchased under the ESCNJ Purchasing Contract  which is designed to offset costs, while providing the highest of quality.ESCNJ Logo

Project: River Dell Middle School

Location: River Edge, NJ

Architect: Solutions Architecture

BCI Dealer: Longo Associates

Products used the the renovation project included: 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with London End Panels and Canopy Tops, Opal Shelving with Perforated Steel End Panels and Canopy Tops, INFORM Desk System

BCI Modern Library Furniture provides an array of options for any new or renovation project offering solutions for any setting.

For more information on how we can assist you, contact us today

19 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

Nova Scotia Library Chooses BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Colchester East Hants Public Library’s Truro Branch is moving to a new location at 754 Prince Street. Originally opened in 1950, today the library serves an estimated population of 35,858. With this volume of patrons, a new more modern library was needed. The new library is hoping to open this month, but will have a re-opening in the fall.

BCI Modern Library Furniture provided Ratio Inform Radius Shelving on Casters for a sleek look and functional design for both the children’s and adult areas.

Below are the 1st and 2nd floor plans —

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1st Floor Plan

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2nd Floor Plan

Project: Colchester East Hants Public Library – Truro Branch

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

BCI Dealer: Ergoworks

Product: Ratio Inform Radius DF Shelving on Casters

Click here to get a ‘sneak peek’ of the new library

Visit the Colchester East Hants Public Library’s Facebook page for the construction timeline

Click here to read an article published in the Truro Daily News

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can enhance your new library, contact us today

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11 Jul 2016 no comments / READ MORE

The All New Morgan School Set to Open with BCI Modern Library Furniture

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

The Morgan School located in Clinton, CT serves grades 9-12. After determining that a renovation on the old building would cost more than a rebuild, a new 140,000 square foot building was constructed.  A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on August 28, for a scheduled school opening on August 30. The new school boasts what is referred to as a ‘hub’ – a gathering area, floor-to-ceiling windows in the second and third story classrooms, a 210-seat open food-court-style cafeteria, as well as a new library.

Project: The Morgan School

Location: Clinton, CT

BCI Dealer:  Longo Associates

AIA Firm: Newman Architects – www.newmanarchitects.com

The new library features BCI Modern Library Furniture. The appointments include:

Rectilinear Uniflex Steel Shelving with Wood Veneer End Panels, Uniflex Steel Shelving with Veneer Wood End Panels & Canopy Tops and Laminate Shelving Option

Uniflex Shelving

The Uniflex-S shelving system offers the ultimate in flexibility, while living up to its reputation of utilizing fine wood, polished glass and perforated sheet metal.  The special sound-absorbing surfaces have a significant impact on the room’s noise levels. This shelving creates a truly one of a kind style, while retaining its functionality.

BCI Modern Library Furniture is a proud member of the Connecticut State Contract Purchasing Program.

Click here to read more about the all new Morgan School

Contact us today to speak with our design team and to learn more about The Connecticut State Contract

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22 Jun 2016 no comments / READ MORE

The Rising Popularity of Public Libraries

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

InfographicHere’s a fast fact – Did you know that more people visit their public library each year in Massachusetts than attend Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox games combined? [1]

Yes, it’s true! Libraries are cool!

Libraries are evolving into more than just a place to check out a book or rent a video. Libraries are serving as a hub for communities. Gone are the days of having to stay quiet in a library. The transformation that is taking place is simply amazing.

The graphic on the right shows that Americans feel libraries provide a significant benefit to their communities for supplying them with resource materials and advocating literacy.  Best of all – they are free!

Not only are books a large part of the library, but technology is just as important. Patrons come in with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops and require wi-fi and USB ports.  With these evolving technologies, furniture with built-in outlets and USB ports can provide the user access to all the information right at their fingertips.

The recent economic downturn sent people searching for jobs to their local libraries to utilize the Internet services and reference materials. According to the Information Policy and Access Center (IPAC), 77.5% of libraries provide support with creating resumes. Public libraries have been joining forces with institutions and organizations at the local, state and national level to strengthen their ability to assist job seekers by offering career services.

The Pew Research Center reported that the younger population, ages 16-29, are becoming regular patrons of their local libraries.  They are finding libraries are a great place to go online, study or just meet friends.[2]

Libraries are rebuilding or renovating their layout and interior design. Library furniture needs to be high quality, comfortable and provide flexibility to support the current information technology age. Children’s areas need to be equipped with furniture that is age appropriate and designed to elevate the library experience. Many libraries also serve their communities with meeting space and classrooms and require tables, chairs and even podiums. Library café’s are also gaining in popularity – who doesn’t like to enjoy a cup of coffee while studying, working or chatting with friends.

So, what’s in store for the future of libraries – here’s one more quick fact from the American Library Association ‘Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times more often than they go to the movies’.

Libraries are here to stay.Library card

BCI Modern Library Furniture offers unique furniture options for creating the 21st century library. For more information on planning and designing your library, contact us today.

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[1] Hopkinton Public Library, Libraries in the Digital Age, 2016

[2]  Pew Research Center, ‘Younger Americans and Public Libraries, 9/10/2014

19 Apr 2016 no comments / READ MORE

BCI Installation Complete at University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus

Posted by Tracy Lenok in News

Back on July 10th, we posted news of the selection of BCI’s 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving System by the UMASS Lowell Campus.  We now have the actual photo’s to prove it! UMASS purchased the 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving System as a test concept for future investment purposes.  Pictured below is the 60/30 Steel Radius Shelving System with London End Panels and Canopy Tops (Steel Finish White #222) fully installed.

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Project:  University of Massachusetts – Lowell

Location:  Lowell, MA

Products:  60/30 Steel Radius Shelving with Steel Canopy Tops and London End Panels

For more information on how BCI Modern Library Furniture can facilitate the building or renovation of your university library, contact us today

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15 Dec 2015 no comments / READ MORE

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