Richard E. Ostrander West Valley Community Library

Richard E. Ostrander
West Valley 
Community Library
Yakima, Washington

Construction Cost:
$1,254,000

Building Area:
 9,960 square feet

Project Status:
Completed Summer 2012

Contractor:
Blew's Construction, Inc.

The new West Valley Library was designed to replace the existing undersized facility and to create an open and inviting environment for patrons to access the amenities of the library.  Within the new building is an increased Computer Area, a Study Area that also allows for small group gatherings and an expanded Stacks Area.  A dedicated Reading Area has fireplace situated within a rock wall with a tile hearth flanked by built-in benches.  The Teen's Area provides a curving computer counter, and booth seating where teens can gather.  In the Children's Area there is a computer center and a gathering space for story time.  To create a fun and interactive experience for the children there are dragonfly lights suspended from a soffit clad in clouds, mouse and cheese light fixtures over the computer center and a bench with a jungle motif in the story area.