Library Facility Design • Guiding Principles for Learning Spaces
Activity: Sensory Spaces

Our senses are activated in different ways when we enter a space. These reactions can influence how we experience a space and what we remember from our time in it. Learn more by reading the below excerpt from High Impact School Library Spaces by Margaret Sullivan and then complete the reflection activity.



Close your eyes and place yourself in a space that has been impactful to you in your life. What do you remember about it? How did its sensory elements impact the experiences you had in it? How did other people react to the same space? Use the form above to write down your connections

MLA Citation Editorial Team, SLC. "Library Facility Design: Sensory Spaces." School Library Connection, January 2019,

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Entry ID: 2171769