Central Library Improvements - Yakima Valley Libraries

Yakima Valley
Library Improvements
Yakima, Washington

Construction Cost:
$353,660

Building Area:
 9,800 square feet Renovated

Project Status:
Completed 2012

Contractor:
Banlin Construction

The improvements to the Yakima Central Library were undertaken to bring new life to a badly dated building which had not received significant updating since its construction in 1958.  The alterations included moving the Service Desk to a more visible and centrally located position, directly across from the building entry and relocating the restrooms to the main floor to increase accessibility and safety.  The Children's, Teen's, Stacks and Computer areas were relocated and resized to meet the current needs of the community that utilizes the library.  Playful computer counter shapes, finishes and color accents are being used to provide additional interest in the Children's and Teen's area.