Librarys Teen Area Wins Design Awards

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The Fayetteville Public Library’s new teen area, dubbed the Otwell Teen Library, was selected for the American Library Association Library Design Showcase 2012 in three areas: technology enabled; small project, big impact; and youth spaces.

American Libraries magazine, published by the ALA, featured the project in its February issue.

Design features include a new 25-computer technology lab, gaming area, project room and communal areas, as well as Wi-Fi and more shelving for books. The teen area comprises 2,350 SF of the entire library’s 88,000 SF.

Bob Kohler of Kohler Design Office did the remodel for the $286,500 project, with design by Missi Walker Interiors of Fayetteville.

The Otwell Teen Library was funded by a gift from Dr. Harry C. and Lela M. Otwell, as well as donations from Cox Communications, Best Buy, Sam’s Club, Jimmy Blew Custom Cabinets and other area businesses.