Nearly 200 people turned out to celebrate the opening of the new Converse County Library building in Douglas.
“We want this building to be a community center for the public,” Director Kirk Hissam said. “We believe we’ve been able to incorporate something for everyone — something that will appeal to each and every member of the community.”
Although the event might have drawn a crowd, Hissam said people didn’t feel over-crowded in the two-story, 30,000-foot library. The building boasts multiple meeting and conference spaces, a gaming wall and green screen in the young adult room, a makerspace, a local history and genealogy room, and multiple service points throughout the building for patron contact.
“We want people to rekindle a sense of wonder when they walk in the library,” Hissam said. “We really feel like we’ve created something special here.”
The photos below, courtesy of Humphries Poli Architects, P.C., captured a few wonderful moments from the day.