I spent the last year or so photographing the new Webber Park Library as it was being constructed. I had high hopes for it, thinking that it might become my favorite hclib library. It has not.
After all that build-up of anticipation, not to mention chasing that unfortunate family away from their two properties (on which the library and it’s parking lot were built), I really expected more.
The library has a cramped feel, even though it was built from scratch. For comparison of what I like in libraries, see Bottineau (a small library) and Brookdale (a big one). There is a lot more elbow room at each of those libraries.
On the plus side Webber lacks the dreadful hard wooden chairs of the downtown library, as well as the uggo see-through elevator.