First Addition | Sheridan County Public Library
Rapidly growing patronage by the community encouraged the Sheridan Library to expand in 1986, more than doubling the size of the building designed by our firm in the mid-1970’s.
The addition includes a two-story reading area circled by a mezzanine which is frequently used as an art gallery. This spacious area, lit by ample natural light, features a cantilevered concrete staircase and enough room to add 30% to the library’s existing shelving capacity. The rail mesh on the stairway and mezzanine provides for patron safety while allowing the library staff to easily monitor the upper level from below.
A reference desk, new children’s library with a story-hour theatre, periodical room, community meeting rooms, audiovisual department, and storage accommodation for bookmobile and outreach programs were also added. The former children’s department became a Wyoming history room. The technical services area was completely redesigned to produce a streamlined operation requiring a minimum number of employees.
- Size: 16,000 sq.ft.