Comprising 24,000 square feet of buildable area, Folsom's main library was designed to reinforce and integrate itself directly into the town's civic center and existing central park. Continuing on the park-land theme, the design inverts the typical library drum typology. Inside becomes outside. Library users enter through a landscaped courtyard and that links adult and children's library functions with community meeting rooms and a café. Innovative features additionally include an indoor/outdoor reading terrace, an adult technology center and a welcoming children's storytelling room.
City of Folsom
Best of 2008 Civic Award, California Construction