American Libraries Digital Supplement: 'New and Now' library buildings

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/30/2012


Laurie Borman

Editor & Publisher

American Libraries (AML)

1-800-545-2433 ext.4213

CHICAGO— On April 30, American Libraries released its March/April digital supplement on new and renovated library facilities.

The supplement includes excerpts from American Libraries’ 2012 Library Design Showcase (available in full at, which highlights the nation’s new and newly renovated library buildings. Included in the digital supplement are 16 selections from the 124 total submissions:

  • Bridge City (Texas) Elementary School Library
  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library, England Run Branch, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library, West Hollywood Library
  • Delaware County (Ohio) District Library, Orange Branch
  • Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, Vancouver (Wash.) Community Library
  • Jackson County (N.C.) Library
  • Kenai (Alaska) Community Library
  • McAllen (Texas) Public Library, Main Library
  • C.A. McMillen High School, Plano (Texas) Independent School District
  • New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Patrick Heath Public Library, Boerne, Texas
  • Plainfield (N.J.) Public Library
  • Santa Cruz (Calif.) Public Libraries, Scotts Valley Library
  • Suffolk County (N.Y.) Community College, Eastern Campus Library
  • Terrebonne Parish (La.) Library System, North Branch Library
  • University of California at Berkeley School of Law Library

“This year’s field of submissions to the Library Design Showcase is the largest in recent memory,” said Greg Landgraf, American Libraries associate editor. “The physical structure of a library plays an important role in how and how well a library can fulfill its mission and support its community. It’s wonderful to see how many communities recognize the value of a well-designed library.”

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