In some cases, children affected by generational poverty do not receive the educational support and resources necessary or desired to meet their full potential. The purpose of this library is to fill the gaps that these children might be experiencing by giving them a comfortable, nurturing and educational environment intended to help them succeed on multiple levels. The users experience the library along a circular core, intended to be seen as a progression or improvement. The circular organization and programmatic designations based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, provides a constant upward movement for library users. This basis in self-development and peer mentoring will encourage users to succeed as they see their peers doing so. This system will reinforce support, insistence and expectations. These defined needs found through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs inform the specialized set of programs for these users while maintaining flexibility through open programs for the broader public audience. The library will serve the community’s long-term needs by assisting children
in identifying their potential and goals- ultimately improving their lifestyles through the development innate to the library.
Status: Competition Entry