Cuyahoga County Public Library – North Royalton Branch

North Royalton, OH

Architect: Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects

A Walk in the Woods at North Royalton Branch Library

North Royalton Branch Library is built alongside a beautiful nature area and reflects the community’s appreciation of nature and landscape— an appreciation which TMCkids also shares. Nature preserves and environments like the one at North Royalton inspire TMCkids’ work and fulfill us every day. Therefore, when we were asked to design a Children’s Portal and an Early Literacy Environment where the library wanted to link nature with the interior space, we were delighted and enthusiastically dove into the task at hand. Throughout the process of designing such a space, we constantly referred back to and built upon our unceasing fascination for all things natural—thus the canopy of trees, flying geese, perched birds, deer tracks and a lone fox. The library was granted permission by artist and writer, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, to use her illustrations from her books Eye Guess and Animals in Camouflage for the entryway and custom Learning Panels. This project at North Royalton Branch Library captures the essence of TMCkids’ creative style, innovation and technical capabilities.

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