October 20, 2014

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings, 08/16/11

July 19 marked the grand opening of the 3000 square foot addition to the Morrisville Public Library, NY, following nine months of construction. A member of the Mid-York Library System, Morrisville Public Library was established with 760 volumes in 1903 in the 1850 Gothic Revival–style home of Henry and Mary Phelps, donated by their daughter, […]

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings, 06/22/11

Odds are that the Windmill Library, the newest branch of Las Vegas–Clark County Library District, NV, generated a great deal of excitement when it opened on May 7. Ensconced on a 15-acre site in the southwest part of the Las Vegas Valley, the 28,879 square foot library houses a 130,000-item collection, a Young People’s Library, […]

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings, 06/10/11

Initially a small facility in 1920 within a women’s club, and following numerous moves, the new Salt Lake County Library opened on May 21 on the site of its original structure. The 20,000 square foot library, twice the size of its 1974 predecessor, houses a collection of nearly 120,000 items, including books, DVDs and CDs, […]

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings, 06/03/11

San Francisco’s 2000 Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP) bond measure has funded its 18th project—the Merced Branch Library, which reopened on May 14. The renovation also added 1100 square feet to the 5140 square foot library, which originally opened in 1958. Among the building’s upgrades are a designated teen space, a children’s area double its […]

Library Construction Update: New and Renovated Buildings

Several communities will see big change following the April 30 reopening of the former Lauri Ann West Memorial Library as the ­Cooper-Siegel Community Library in its new space in Fox Chapel, a suburb of Pittsburgh. The 24,000 square foot, $6 million library, which is three times larger than its predecessor, was designed by Axis Architecture […]