Cecil County Public Library – North East Branch

North East, MD

Cecil County Public Library System had passion and vision for their new North East Library. They set aside 1,500 square feet to focus solely on early literacy. This project showcases our creativity, artistry and wood crafting capabilities as well as our thoughtful, educational discipline supporting it.

North East is an exciting new library with a passion to create an early literacy center that promotes learning through play and exploration—a space that nurtures a child’s creativity, imagination and curiosity. The space was created to be engaging and hands-on for children ages birth to 5 years of age and their families or caregivers.

It promotes literacy through a joyful expression and relevance to this unique community, inviting and inclusive for all. This environment is non-static, flexible, dynamic and transformative in nature. A thoughtful approach to all physical structures, creating meaningful interactive experiences within them, to engage the whole family and encourage the joy of being present together.

The material used is mainly wood, warm and tactile, offering a connection to something organic and natural. Simple, imaginative elements that create a sensory experience where the delight of discovery and curiosity is nurtured and encouraged. Safety and durability, always important.

Request the complete case study and walk through how Our Town Early Literacy Center brings community, children, and families together to sow the seeds for creating life-long learners