I got a tour of the new branch today, and it's really nice. Lots and lots of light, even on an overcast day. The high ceilings are nice, and I really liked all the wood they put on the ceiling (I did spot one place where the cheated with the pattern - it drove me crazy). The bathroom is unisex, with large doors on each stall for privacy. There's a dedicated makerspace room as well; the first outside of Milner/Enterprice square. They have a nice 3D printer (Ultimaker 3), a Cricut Maker, a few iMacs, a "conversion" area (vinyl, cassettes, VHS), and a computerized sewing machine that also does quilting stuff (Brother, model CS6000i).
Dave, just one correction; the opening is November 8th, but the grand opening (with politicians and cake) is on Nov 23.
Four new public libraries in Alberta, California, and Illinois have been recognized with the 2020 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The annual program is jointly organized by the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with the American Library Association.Billie Jean King Main...
(AIA =American Institute of Architects; ALA = American Library Association)