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LPA Architects

Design Concept

Located at 40 East Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara the new 6,325 square foot Library will quadruple the existing Children’s Library space. The library design by LPA Associates, a leading library architecture firm, includes:

Space: Expansion of the current 1,500 square foot Children’s to more than 6,000 square feet.

Technology: Flexible computer stations will provide an attractive learning environment for youngsters from preschoolers through school-aged children.

Parent/Child Areas: Sunny reading nooks for sharing books; spaces to encourage the free play so important to early childhood development.

Performance Venue: A theatre and program space will provide areas for regular story times and free performances from visiting artists, including musicians, theatre companies, storytellers, and science and nature programs.

Safety Upgrades: A new fire suppression system protects not only our library participants, but our community’s investment in the Children’s Library.