Highwood Public Library Krueck Sexton Childrens Area Perspective

Highwood Public Library

Highwood, IL

In 1976, the city of Highwood, Illinois, gifted its public Library, a former restaurant, and thrift store combined to become its permanent home. In nearly fifty years, the building has remained substantially untouched, due to the limited availability of public funding.

Despite the aging and deteriorated under heavy use, the Library has seen a steady increase in use and community importance over time. For residents, 62% of whom are of Hispanic origin, the Library is an essential dual-language resource and learning center. The goal of its Director and staff is to complete a full renovation of the facility, funded by a combination of public and private grants and donations.

Krueck Sexton Partners partnered with the Library on a pro bono basis to create a series of schematic designs and renderings to kick off their capital campaign.

Highwood Public Library Krueck Sexton Overall Plan
Highwood Public Library Krueck Sexton YA Plan
Highwood Public Library Krueck Sexton Young Adults Room

Included in this project was an overall conceptual idea for a renovation, new proposed layouts of the Main Reading Room, the Children’s Area, a new exhibition space, the Young Adults’ Room, and the Community Room.

The materials we have created are being used to inspire the imagination of the Library’s users and supporters as they elevate the well-loved Library to a 21st-century learning environment.

Highwood Public Library Krueck Sexton Gallery Perspective