Meramec Valley Branch
Completed. Opened to the public May 15, 2019.
Located at 1501 San Simeon Way in unincorporated St. Louis County.
The new Meramec Valley Branch is a full service library branch encompassing 21,000 square feet. The new branch features a colorful interior, with abundant natural light, comfortable seating, architectural light fixtures, wood accents and contemporary furniture throughout.
The new branch is the third location to feature a Discovery Zone–a space designed to encourage children to explore, play and learn. The Discovery Zone has several unique features including touchscreens, a pneumatic tube maze, a light table, a magnetic wall with gears and a ball maze. The dynamic space also features mirrors for crawlers, a construction-like wall with foam bricks, a story wall with lyrics of four favorite children’s songs, a build-your-own-race-car race track, and a 250 square foot built in playhouse with operable lights, a mail slot, a kitchen set and other play furniture. Ample comfortable seating for parent-child reading and other family-friendly furniture is also featured.
Other amenities at the branch include three private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a community meeting room with a capacity of 150, a business center, a community garden (spring 2020), a 1/3 mile walking path, and an outdoor reading deck.
- Children's Discovery Zone
- Family Restroom
- Quiet Reading Room
- Community Meeting Room
- Private Study Rooms
- Vending Area
- Community Garden
- Outdoor Reading Deck
- Outdoor Walking Path
- Business Center with Fax, Copy and Scanning Machines
- New Shelving, Furniture and Comfortable Seating
Mackey Mitchell Architects and Bond Architects