Sherrills Ford Terrell Branch Library is the latest addition to the Catawba County Public Library system. At 10,000 sf, the new facility offers nearly four times the space of the previous facility along with enhanced resources to serve this growing community.
Features include a dedicated teen space; a large, airy children’s area; an adaptable community meeting space that can accommodate 80 people; conference rooms for smaller groups; and a well-equipped kitchen.
The lobby was designed in conjunction with the local public art museum to feature the work of local artists. The colorful space offers patrons comfortable seating, a touch-down station for quick Internet access, and a separate area for perusing books for sale by the affiliated Friends of the Library.
Internet accessibility and computer use play a prominent role in the new library. The adult computer area offers six desktop computer stations, with additional computer stations scattered throughout the library. There are also 16 laptop-enabled stations in the community meeting room for teaching group classes and other activities.
Sustainable design principles including optimizing natural light, locally sourced building materials and furniture, high-efficiency HVAC, and reduced water consumption, were incorporated throughout the facility, which is registered with the US Green Building Council and is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.