Cedar Falls Public Library

Cedar Falls, IA | Government + Cultural

Overview

The Cedar Falls Public Library offers local residents a modern information hub that addresses community needs.


Opportunity

The City of Cedar Falls needed a more modern and technologically advanced library to serve the needs of its growing community.

Solution

The public library for Cedar Falls was completed to rave reviews from local residents and the statewide library community. This 42,000 sq. ft. library with an attached 9,000 sq. ft. community center is a focal point for the downtown district. The building is highly technology-oriented, using automated checkout systems, high-speed Internet access with self-service reservation and printer management, and an integrated OPAC access. Brick, stone, and terracotta blend the building in with the downtown context. Details throughout the library in cabinetry, furniture, finishes and signage give the library a warm, comfortable feeling of home, turning it from an archive of books into a true destination for all library users. A major aspect of the fundraising included the “public purchasing” of exterior detail stonework. Made to resemble book spines with famous titles, donors were able to specify their favorite book titles engraved on the stones as part of their donation package. Names of sponsors are also prominently featured within the library on a custom designed signage.


Market News

ISG Strategically Advances Environmental Service Expertise

July 23, 2020 (Bloomington, Minnesota) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm made a strategic advancement to expand its services by welcoming Julie Blackburn as its new Environmental Practice Group Leader, out of the firm’s Bloomington office. Joining 300+ employee-owners including a team of in-house environmental scientists, Julie, the former Governor’s appointee to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, brings over 25 years of passion for identifying environmental solutions and will guide the firm as it takes the next step in becoming an industry leader in environmental services.
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ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) – Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.
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