Winner of the 2010 "Best Small Library in America" by the Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Link to article
Glen Carbon Centennial Library
In 1992 the Glen Carbon Centennial Library (GCCL) together with HAA, renovated a turn of the century school building into their first library building. From the library’s inception, HAA has worked closely with the GCCL. In 2001, the GCCL commissioned HAA to design a new one story, 14,000 sq. ft. library located on a 2-acre site at the entry to Miner Park on Main Street. As the Village of Glen Carbon’s first new public building on this section of Main Street, the library serves as an entry into Glen Carbon’s historic district and to their 20-acre Miner Park. The library has proven to be a catalyst for private development along Main Street in Glen Carbon.The $2.6 million library has been designed to accommodate the library’s
anticipated 110,000 volumes. In addition to the large meeting room to be used for public events, the library includes intimate study areas for small groups and casual seating areas scattered throughout..