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The Storefront Library is a unique opportunity to model and test how the physical elements of a branch library can be designed to best serve aspects of a library program. Students and architects from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), led by The Department of Micro-Urbanism, designed unique, visually and tactilely engaging furnishings that anticipated the needs of Chinatown residents. The students were independently responsible for a design called INSERT, for which they organized, raised funding, obtained in-kind material donations, designed, fabricated, and installed.