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