Lovely Palm Springs Library is framed by the Santa Rosa mountains and set in a bucolic park.
It’s an arid climate, so they understand xeriscaping as evidenced by the entryway (and yes, all these people said it was OK for me to take their picture), making it a pleasant place to wait for the library to open.
Plus the lack of windows, thick-walled adobe construction and single level complement the desert surroundings, and keep the building cool.
Inside the desert themes continue with a big horn sheep,
desert motifs in the Children’s Area,
and since it is Palm Springs, a little pool on the main concourse.
Prehistoric creatures brighten the Children’s Computer Area.
And they have a nice Teen Area too.
The reading garden offers plenty of shade and some great desert plants.
And chess tables in the main area remind patrons this is a place of learning and entertainment.
I love this idea to keep the queue for the 25 adult internet computers straight (and they do have wi-fi and guest passes).
And the stately benefactor’s wall is a nice touch.
It’s a beautiful library – perfectly in touch with this dry destination.