ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY MERAMEC VALLEY
Bond Architects served as the expert library design consultant for Meramec Valley Branch, part of Phase 2B - Part 2 projects for the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) Master Plan. The new Meramec Valley Branch is 21,000 square feet and 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, a business center, a 1/3 mile walking path and an outdoor reading deck.