The Independence Branch Library

     
Free Library - Independence Branch

Children's areas are highly visible, colorful, attractive, safe and appealing "destinations of choice", including a Chinese mural depicting the four seasons. The library was designed to provide certain areas exclusively for children, but also to ensure easy flow and transition to other sections as skills and interests change, and to where children and adult materials are intermingled. It also is a library that appeals to the general adult public. The branch is equipped with a new computer system, including assisted technology to help blind patrons with access to the system.

The Independence Library is located at 18 S. 7th Street through a     lease of approximately 7500 SF of space on the Ground Floor of the Balch Institute building. The renovations to the space included the main reading room, a staff workroom, meeting room and ADA compliant restroom for a total cost of $700,000. The radial access design of the reading room, along with the low height of bookshelves (maximum height of 66 inches), provides an open and spacious feeling. Overall improvements to the space included changes such as painting, new carpeting, new furniture, appropriate interior and exterior signage, and an overall design that has a goal to be inviting to children and families.
 
Free Library - Independence Branch

 

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