Design Institute | Colorado Springs, CO

Join us in Colorado Springs for a day-long seminar
and start planning the library of the future today.


Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Pikes Peak Library District—home of the innovative Library 21c—this installment of our library building and design event will bring you the latest trends in library design. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building/renovating/ retrofitting spaces both large and small that will redefine the relationship with your users and engage your community.

Design Institute

Friday, September 13, 2019
9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Challenge Submissions Deadline: June 21, 2019

Penrose Library
20 N Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


This full-day think tank provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians, as well as hands-on, architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by you and your fellow attendees.

Come prepared to pitch your questions to architects in Design Consultations or attend a Power Session on Fundraising with EveryLibrary.

There will be plenty of face time and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues, too.

Arrive early on September 13th for an optional afternoon tour of Pikes Peak District libraries. This event is open to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library’s city planners/officials.




Are there any design challenges that your library currently faces?
Register to be eligible to have your library featured in an architect-led breakout session.

Registration is open only to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library's city planners/officials.
If you are an architect or vendor and would like to sponsor, please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman:





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