LEED® NC - Silver
Location: 300 North Adams Avenue
Architect: Belford Watkins Group, LLC
Completion Date: January 2012
Project Description: This project added approximately 25,000 square feet to the City of Loveland's Public Library and incorporated extensive remodeling to the existing building including a new main entrance and a two-story expansion on the north and west sections. New public art elements are featured for both the outside and interior spaces, enhancing the collection the Library currently owns. The project was completed in phases in order to allow the library to remain open to the public during construction.
The new library is an example of a 21st century public library. The facility offers additonal space for library materials, meeting rooms for the public, interactive areas for children, a specially-equipped section for teens, a room focusing on local history and an adult fireside reading area. A Business Center and supporting equipment were included to help patrons with job searches, provide business refernce materials and host small meetings.
Public computing areas were greatly expanded and enhanced, including compture training space and a room for making electronic media. Self check-out stations will speed up the borrowing of materilas and an automatic book return system will included to return materials to the display shelving.