Hennepin County (Minn.) Library, Northeast Library
Youth Spaces: The expansion of the Northeast Library created space for bigger children’s and teen areas. The children’s space boasts a reading nook, interactive early-literacy panels, and bins for displaying easy fiction and nonfiction collections. The project introduced tall windows and clerestories throughout the building to increase natural light levels within the space.
Renovation and Expansion
Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, PA
Size: 16,900 sq. ft. total, 2,400 sq. ft. expansion
Cost: $4.4 million
Photo: Juli Bratvold, Hennepin County Library