Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library
The Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library boasts new landscaping in addition to a series of new outdoor rooms, including “pencil” hammocks, a café patio, and an outdoor stage. The new resident mascot/gnome sculpture was named Jerome the Gnome by a young Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library friend, Abby, who won the honour in a naming contest.
Outdoor Libraries - Connect, Learn, Engage, Relax
The outdoor spaces at Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library are an excellent example of an enhanced 21st century library experience.
In addition to providing an essential social and cultural gathering space, the Outdoor Library serves its community through Halifax Public Library programming, initiated thanks to its recent outdoor library mandate.
Keshen Goodman Outdoor Library in the News
This Outdoor Library was featured in the following news articles:
- Library upgrades will allow users to check out a book, head for a hammock (CBC News)
- Celebrating Keshen Goodman’s New Outdoor Library (CBC News)
- Jerome prints at Halifax Public Library store: https://www2.
New Outdoor Ideas
The idea of outdoor libraries is a new concept, and Outside! Landscape Architects is the Canadian company leading the way. Browse below to see other outside libraries designed by Outside! Landscape Architects or return to the culture gallery.