The design of this branch library was based on the community’s desire for an “Old Town” effect. The building is designed with a 2-story center “warehouse” atrium that appears to have been “added onto” at some stage of its life; much the same way buildings of the turn of the century might appear today.  While this library appears dated on the outside, inside patrons will be able to utilize many state-of-the-art services available today. Users can research most any subject, access the internet with high-speed connections, participate in teleconferencing learning sessions and congregate in the Community Meeting Room. In addition, the building is wired throughout with fiber optic cabling designed to interface with all the other county branch libraries.  Visitors approach the entry at the central atrium and at once encounter the large volume of the space. The full-height window wall at the rear of the atrium opens to the lake beyond and draws the participant into the space. The whole rear facade is replete with vistas of the lake and even an outdoor reading patio, a pleasant surprise to the visitor expecting just an ordinary, older building.

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