The public library in Midland, Ontario has opened in its new extension this past week. the old builiding is now closed for renovation and the whole thing will officially open in June. From this photo you cn see the former exterior wall of the old building is incorporated in the addition. This was taken from the second floor, the adult books, looking down the atrium well to the first floor, children’s books, and a small meeting room. You can clearly see the old stonework of the formerly outside wall.
Another view of the inside outside wall:
The old library had very few seats for reading, and few tables to write at. There are lots of chairs, comfortable, and tables spacious now. The roof has large glass panels, with powered sun shades, to defeat the hot sun coming this summer.