Loutit District Library
The Loutit District Library expansion improved all areas of the existing library.
The Loutit District Library expansion was developed with considerable input from the surrounding communities. The 21,500 sq ft addition and 26,000 sq ft renovation project improved all areas of the existing library as well as its accessibility. Patrons and persons with disabilities are now able to access the building from all three entrances. A new 16,000 sq ft covered parking garage is connected to the building, shielding drop-off boxes for books and media.
Major renovations to the existing 40-year-old building provide energy efficiency and safety up to current standards while offering an inviting library atmosphere utilizing modern space configurations. Computer areas for youth have been dedicated to promote creative learning experiences and encourage parents and children to read together. An expanded teen area offers a flexible arrangement of seating to foster group projects as well as separate study rooms for up to eight people.
Fireside reading accommodations and a variety of seating options create an inviting environment for all visitors. A climate controlled Local History and Genealogy area holds Grand Haven’s most fragile, historical books, photographs and films. A dedicated program room has been planned to accommodate community presentations. A scenic reading deck overlooks Grand Haven’s Central Park.
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Senior Vice President of Project Development