The Community Bookshelf at Central Library
Design Build Team just wanted to take a moment to recognize wonderful architecture that is right here at home – The Community Bookshelf at Central Library in Kansas City. As children, remember how easy it was to get lost in a good book? The Community Bookshelf, which is actually the parking garage, does an excellent job of recreating that feeling of being lost in a book. No, you will not get lost in the parking garage, but the”larger than life” book spines remind us all of how easy it is to be consumed in the magic of a great read. “Measuring 25 feet by 9 feet, and showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers.” - www.idesignarch.com
Inside the Children’s area, imagination is set free and the continued book motif encourages kids to become immersed in a world of great books. This is how creative and imaginative architecture inspires!
If you are familiar with the history of the library, you might know that the building was once a bank. The original bank vault was converted into a 28 seat theater, a great space that makes the experience of a trip to the library a truly awesome event!
Have you enjoyed a trip to Central Library yet?