Monday, May 30, 2011

Last Library in the EVPL: Oaklyn Branch

Here I am finally outside at the Oaklyn Branch of EVPL. The library was built into the side of a hill.

A fine meadow of native prairie grasses and wild flowers sprouted when the new Oaklyn Branch of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library opened in 2003.

The plants grow across the library's flat 17,250 square foot roof. Underneath 16 inches of soil, the library stays inherently cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The roof provides the ecological benefits that plants bring.

Come see this library if your in the area!

1 comment:

ellie said...

What an amazing library! Great for wildlife. Did u find anything exciting to chase in those long grasses!?