CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARIES
The recently completed Rogers Park Branch Library, is a new innovative proto-type design developed by Antunovich Associates for the Chicago Public Library for two-story branches to be constructed in Chicago's neighborhoods.
This new library is comprised of 15,500 Sq. Ft. over two levels. The building has been designed to be contextual with the culturally rich Rogers Park neighborhood, with exterior materials of brick and limestone, and an abundance of windows. A feature of the design is a soaring two-level atrium that both welcomes visitors with its transparent design and visually connects both library levels with an exciting design.
The library provides state-of-the-art amenities and over 40,000 titles to its patrons. Over 30 computers are spread throughout the facility. A large divisible community meeting room has been provided along with a generous kitchen and pre-function area, for use by its large constituency. Large reading areas on both floors are generous and well-lit. A feature of the first floor area is a large children's area adjacent to large windows that look over a landscaped garden.c