Title

The author is taken on a tour of the newly renovated Portland Public Library by

Source

Maine Home + Design

Date

6-1-2010

Additional Date Information

June 2010

Pages

31-35

Abstract

The author is taken on a tour of the newly renovated Portland Public Library by Scott Simons of Simons Architecture, who shares the vision he was instrumental in achieving. With personal computers containing more information than most libraries, the new space reaches out to the public--with a cafe, art gallery, performance space, new meeting rooms, abundant light, visual access to the layout, more computers, self-checkout of books, multicultural signage, "information walls," and more. Not visible are substantial energy improvements. The transformation was accomplished with a very modest budget for a renovation of such magnitude.

Subjects

Portland Public Library, Portland Public Library -- Repair and reconstruction

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