ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT WEBER ROAD BRANCH
Bond Architects was awarded the Phase 1B - Part 1 projects for the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) Master Plan. These projects included renovations and an addition to four branch locations – Rock Road, Indian Trails, Weber Road and Jamestown Bluffs. The Weber Road Branch was completely reoriented, including relocating the workroom adjacent to the entrance to better handle materials being returned.
Patrons enter the renovated Weber Road Branch slightly north of the old entrance. Once inside the building, visitors will see the sleek new café area with tables, a laptop bar and vending machines. A glass enclosed computer lab offers training on a variety of technology related topics. A colorful archway of blue and green leads into the expanded Children's Area, where kids and parents can enjoy interactive learning activities. Teens have their own space, too, which is highlighted by bold shades of red and grey. The new floor plan takes advantage of the branch's many large windows; the quiet reading room features comfortable chairs and abundant natural light. Other highlights of the renovated branch include a business center with fax, copy and scanning machines; a large community meeting room; and two private study rooms.