SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY RENOVATIONS

An exceptional library receives thoughtful design solutions for a stunning Mid-century Modern public facility.

Project Details

Skokie Public Library is on the cutting edge of new library technology and innovations in patron service. Since 1997, IDEA has designed a wide variety of renovations including: a comprehensive renovation of the patron services area at the main building entrance; a connected learning center for middle school students; a completed High School Lounge featuring performance, maker and hang-out spaces; a complete replanning of the library second floor collection shelving, adding six new patron study rooms and a new Business Center with videoconferencing capabilities; a new Adult Digital Media Lab for audio and video recording and editing; a new Junior High Zone for middle school students to socialize and play video games; the BoomBox, an ever-evolving kids’ maker space; and a variety area to provide toddler play areas, caregiver/children reading opportunities, and custom-built homework stations. IDEA continues to advise the Library Board on design and construction projects such as the creation of a Landscape and Grounds Master Plan and expansion of the library parking lot.

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