Anythink Perl Mack Closes for Renovations
Mack, located at 7611 Hilltop
Circle in Denver,
will close temporarily for renovations and new construction on Saturday, May
29, 2010, at 5:30 pm. The library is tentatively scheduled to reopen in spring
While Anythink Perl Mack is closed, customers are encouraged to visit the Thornton and Huron Street locations for programs and library services. Materials may be returned to any other Anythink location. Holds will be transferred to Anythink Huron Street, unless another location is requested.
Anythink in Motion, the district’s bookmobile, will also be making a special stop at the Valley Vista United Methodist Church in Denver.
Humphries Poli Architects, in collaboration with Rangeview Library District, will put their unique touch on these renovations, providing the Perl Mack community with an Anythink-style community living room the district has become known for. The 1975 building will receive a full renovation and an addition of 1,800 square feet, radically modernizing the existing facility with sustainable technology and vibrant library design.
As a way
to open up the library to the entire community, a new neighborhood entrance is
being added to the north side of the building along El Paso Boulevard. A children’s area is
planned for the west side of the building, and the library will also include a
teen space, computer lab, renovated program space and updated staffing areas.
Along with a simplified parking lot, the south side of the building will
include a beautiful porch for all to enjoy.
Sustainable features of this renovated facility include geothermal heating and cooling, day lighting, use of recycled materials and cradle-to-cradle design, and a community garden planned for the west side of the property. The tall, sloping roof of the facility also allows for a possible future photovoltaic array.
The renovated Anythink Perl Mack will reopen to the public in spring 2011. Check local newspapers and anythinklibraries.org for details in early 2011.