St. Louis County Library, Mid-County Branch
In 2015, the St. Louis County Library District once again engaged Christner to design the new replacement Mid-County Branch Library located in the heart of Clayton. This 18,900 sf building is deisgned with an outward focus that engages with the street and surrounding community. This branch is popular with workers from nearby businesses as well as residents in the surrounding area.
In addition to regular library services, the new facility will also include amenities such as an enhanced children’s area, updated community room, two private study rooms, a vending area, and a full-scale business center. The building was designed to be welcoming and bright with large clerestory windows and skylights. Recessed lighting, abundant natural light and sophisticated colors offer a modern and cheerful environment for visitors, patrons and staff. A parking garage on the lower level provides full enclosure with controlled access.