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Project Status

Completed. Opened to the public on September 28, 2016.

Project Details

The dramatic renovation of the Prairie Commons Branch includes a colorful new children's area, inspired by nature with bright colors and organic shapes throughout. The space is designed for discovery and features several reading nooks and cutouts for kids to explore. New shelving, called browsing bins, has been installed and will allow children to more easily select their own books. The space also features special furniture for families to read and do activities together, as well as a family restroom.

The teen space is marked by a bold blue entrance and includes computers and comfy furniture. Two private study rooms have been added to the branch, as well as a new computer lab, a quiet reading room, a laptop bar, a business center with fax, scanner and copy machines, and a vending area. A revamped community meeting room with a projector, sound system and white board will be available for use by individuals and organizations. New shelving, furniture and carpeting has been installed throughout the branch. 


View photos of the construction progress.
View photos from opening day - September 28, 2016.


  • Family Restroom
  • Larger Children's Area
  • Quiet Reading Room
  • New Public Computers
  • Laptop Bar
  • Two Private Study Rooms
  • Vending Area
  • New Shelving, Furniture and Comfortable Seating


Bond Architects


$3.5 million