The lobby was in much need of an upgrade, with its low ceilings, lack of light and many physical and visual barriers, it felt small and closed in. The new design amplifies and expands the space to its full potential by elevating but also simplifying the patron experience. New furnishings, materials and finishes help open up the space by creating a light and dynamic atmosphere. A new, functional central “hub” was created to showcase new materials and create a self checkout area. Sound dampening materials were added to the lobby to make it more reader friendly. Additionally, continuing the library's effort of upgrading to energy saving lighting, we added new LED Direct/Indirect light fixtures to amplify lighting levels, create a vibrant atmosphere and provide decorative lighting.
Mentor Public Library main branch's lobby will create a better experience for future patrons and keep the legacy of Terry Killbourne alive for many years to come.