Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 27, Noble Neighborhood Library)

Noble Neighborhood Library in Cleveland Heights almost ready to open after $1 million renovation. (Cleveland Heights Sun Press, 5/13/2011)

Excerpt:   One goal of the renovation was to retain original woodwork and decorative elements of the historical building while creating expanded, separate areas for adults, children and teens. There is also a new public entrance from the parking lot in the back of the building and more open spaces inside.

The library hired Cleveland architecture firm Studio Techne to design the renovation, with the hopes of retaining some historical aspects of the original Walker & Weeks building, which was constructed in 1937.

“We worked . . . to make sure we retained the beauty and integrity of the original building while converting it into a more user-friendly, technology-enhanced space,” Heights Libraries Director Nancy Levin said.

And though it is retaining many historical aspects of the original design, this is not your mother’s library

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