Bond Architects was awarded the Phase 2B - Part 1 projects for the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) Master Plan. These projects included renovations and additions to three branch locations – Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley and Bridgeton Trails. Daniel Boone was renovated and expanded to accommodate the growth in collections as well as provide more meeting space. Daniel Boone’s large 10,000 SF addition provides more visibility and creates an iconic community hub, highlighting the new lower level Children’s Discovery Zone and communicating stair with colorful glass panels.

The Daniel Boone Branch is the second to feature a Discovery Zone dedicated to children with engaging, educational activities. The Discovery Zone has several unique features including a slide, a pneumatic tube display and an interactive light wall, similar to an oversized Lite Brite, where kids can create colorful designs. There are two large-format touch screens where kids can play games and expand their digital literacy skills using educational apps. The Discovery Zone also includes an area for younger explorers, with features designed for small children such as reading nooks and interactive literacy panels.

Additional upgrades include a designated space for teens with bold furniture and colorful fixtures. Six private study rooms were added to the branch, as well as a quiet reading room, a laptop bar, a business center with fax, copy and scanning machines, and a vending area. Four revamped community meeting rooms are available for use by individuals and organizations. New shelving, furniture and carpeting has been installed throughout the branch.

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