Heads up! The Olathe libraries will be closed on Monday, October 14 for staff training.
The new Indian Creek opens on October 19, 2019! In preparation, the temporary Indian Creek location closed on September 8, 2019. Please note service changes during the transition.
In our March 11th construction update, it was mentioned the structural steel for the exterior sunshade had arrived and installation would begin that week. Alas, as the poet Robert Burns noted, the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry. Due to several complicating factors, weather being the primary culprit, installation was held off until last week. As you can see from the accompanying images, workers are now making great progress. Completion of the sunshade is estimated to be early next week.
The sunshade, made of anodized aluminum, is designed to reduce the intrusion of late-evening sunlight through the western face of the building. Motorized interior sunshades will be installed for when more shading is needed, such as during video presentations in the Event Space.
The sunshade will be a beautiful example of functional art. Not only will it protect the inside of the building from glaring sunlight, it will actually reflect the sunlight to create a gorgeous display of light and shadow that changes with each moment, sunset, day, and season.
To see past updates, visit the library construction page.