The Bloomington Branch Library is an integral part of a residentially anchored, mixed-use community in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. The County included the public library branch as part of the original program for the intergenerational development in the belief that the library would not only serve community residents, but also help to catalyze future development in the district.
The library is designed to serve multiple generations of users, with special areas for different age groups: children, teens and adults. The children’s space, located in the two-story tower at the corner of the building, is furnished to kid-scale with brightly colored tables and chairs and easy to reach bookshelves. The entire library is light and airy with ample stacks, computers and a variety of comfortable seating. Librarians maintain a busy, interactive social program for all ages including reading, speakers and group activities.