The Northside Branch Library is a full-service facility whose collection is shaped by the demographics of the community it serves. The programs offered include a special programs and storytelling room within the children’s section. The collection for adults include circulating and reference materials, a new materials collection, and large print books. Special care went into building systems including an energy savings geothermal HVAC system, the integration of natural and artificial lighting controls, and acoustics. Careful planning of glass exposure and the use of sun screens optimize views while reducing heat gain. Computerized energy management systems and insulation meet best engineering practices. Many sustainable strategies were utilized in all five LEED categories.
2008 The Brick Honor Award
Kentuckiana Masonry Institute