Grandview/YVC Library

Grandview Library/YVC
Grandview,  Washington

Construction Cost:
$2,523,000

Building Area:
 12,144 square feet

Project Status:
Completed Fall 2011

Contractor:
Blew's Construction, Inc.

The new Grandview Library was designed as a joint use facility for the City of Grandview and Yakima Valley College. The building provides facilities commonly found in a public library while meeting the academic needs of the YVC students. The library houses a general book collection as well as areas specially designed for their Art Collection, the Children's Library, Teens, Reference and Audio/Visual media. The building also contains a Program Room which is intended to accommodate community meetings, speakers and children's programs.

The Children's Library was designed with an entry arch formed from a sculpted apple tree filled with friendly book reading characters including a wise old owl, raccoon and skunk. The arch is completed by a stack of hay bales and books which serves as a seat for two welcoming goats, a cat and a group of chicks.

The building has very energy efficient design and incorporates environmentally friendly, sustainable materials. This project received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.