The new Verona Public Library site is 4.3 acres on the west end of Badger Prairie Park. A new park entrance road and bike path also serve as the entry to the library site. Over 400 trees from the building site were relocated on and around the site and throughout the city.
Brick, stone, metal roof and large window areas create an architectural style that celebrates southern Wisconsin’s Prairie Style heritage. The building interior features high ceilings, clerestory windows and a grand reading room with large windows to view the rolling wildflower prairie.
The overall floor plan was reviewed for future planning for an RFID (radio frequency identification technology) system. The book drop room was planned for a future RFID five-bin conveyor belt system that could be incorporated without having to relocate walls or the exterior book drops. The library installed security gates, book tag system, and self-check outs as initial security items that will be incorporated into the future RFID system.
The meeting room for 100 has an audiovisual/public address system; a movable wall partition for dividing the room into two, smaller spaces; video conferencing; and an integrated door access control/closed circuit television system.
Other amenities include an enclosed story-time room, children’s castle and a quiet reading room with a fireplace.