Sacramento (Calif.) Public Library, Belle Cooledge Library
Children's and Teen's Spaces: While space remains at a premium in the 12,225-square-foot Belle Cooledge Library, the building renovation carved out separate areas for children, teens, and adults. The teen area is designed to be flexible for social gathering and clustering around technological resources. Although separated from the main library, the zone can be monitored from the main desk.
Architect: Rainforth Grau Architects
Photo: Don Burns, Sacramento Public Library