A window to the community

Teton County Library

Jackson, WY

LEED Gold Building

The Teton County Library, built in 1995, is a 24,000 square foot library with a children’s area, small teen zone, adult collection, community/meeting room, and study rooms. The community of Jackson outgrew this facility quickly. The new LEED Gold 11,000 square foot expansion includes a youth wing to the south of the existing building and a new auditorium to the north.

Jackson, Wyoming is commonly referred to as “Jackson Hole” which refers to the entire valley surrounded by the Yellowstone National Park on the north, the Tetons on the west, the Gros Ventres on the east and the Wyoming Range on the South. The Teton County Library is located one mile west of Jackson’s Town Square and sits on a community park.

The original library expresses the surrounding landscape and history of the region with a gable roof and log walls and columns. The addition reiterates these same values and announces the connection between new and old with a relocated grand entry lobby.

The park, located to the south of the library, is a special place for learning. This outdoor teaching laboratory offers exterior reading rooms, sculptures, and winding paths for exploration.

Offering access to information, literature, and ideas; the Teton County Library is an active community center focused on lifetime learning.

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