Building a vision

One way in which the library staff, along with OPN Architects, are building the vision for the new library is by visiting a select number of successful library systems in the United States. These trips have included stops in Denver, CO; Springfield, MO; Phoenix, AZ; Darien, CT; and Des Moines, IA.

Each trip helped the team define what they like and don’t like at other libraries. Looking farther than our own front yard for examples of what is successful at libraries challenges our assumptions and makes us consider spaces in a different way.

Power Wall

We saw interesting and unique marketing displays at libraries in Colorado.


Park Central Branch

We saw wonderful neighborhood and community history integration in the Springfield-Greene County Library System in Missouri.


Darien, Connecticut Public Library

Darien, Connecticut Public Library

 Are there libraries out there that you find inspiring? Share them with us.


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