Columbine Library Renovation

Littleton, CO

The Columbine Library, a 30,000 SF facility was originally constructed in 1989 and underwent a major remodel in 2002. In 2016, Humphries Poli Architects was hired to remodel/reconstruct the facility to align with the Jefferson County Public Library’s (JCPL) mission and vision of a 21st century library. For JCPL this vision is one where the patron experience is one of absolute delight; one where residents feel respected and understood by the innovative services provided.

Starting at the front of the building, the renovation included a revision to the entry sequence and connection to the parking area as well as a new drive-up book drop. As patrons enter the building, they will be greeted by a redesigned canopy and refreshed storefront feel.

The focal point of the interior renovation involved removing hanging lamps to expose the barrel vaulted ceiling, part of the original design. Other design elements include the addition of a makerspace, relocation of restrooms, a reconfigured sorter, new meeting rooms, and an updated children’s area.