How do you combine the stage and the page to excite children’s imaginations?
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte were successful institutions that had outgrown their respective spaces. United in their quest to bring stories to children, the institutions joined forces in a one-of-a-kind combined space and asked ESI to design experiences that would link the two institutions.
ESI created a whimsical interactive environment where children are the storytellers. There are individual activities like the Story Maker, which invites children to create their own digital stories from a series of creative prompts. Team Machines encourage kids to work together to design theatrical scenes or story illustrations. All of their creations are then saved to the Story Jar, which can be searched and viewed onsite and online.
ImaginOn creatively and philosophically connects the Library and the Theatre as an unprecedented resource and much loved destination for children and families.