January 10, 2011
I was able to tour the new Herriman Library a couple of weeks ago. It’s a fantastic youth-centric library that is serving a very fast-growing community. Here is a video tour of the building produced by the Salt Lake County Library System. As you can see from the video, the library has bright colors, tons of natural light, and separate spaces for children and teens. It’s also anticipated to get rated as a LEED platinum building.
In the video, the first thing you see inside are the salt sculptures. The mobile hanging overhead and the panels on the wall are made out of salt. Some of it is from Utah, and some of it from the eastern Mediterranean area.
Out on the patio, there is a fantastic piece of art that is a metal grid you can walk on. When you do, is causes a xylophone-style bell to ring. While a group of us were touring the grounds, a boy and his parent walked over to it. The boy walked across the grid several times creating a fun little melody. As we heard the sound, we looked over and he was clearly thrilled to be making it. It’s not in the video, but if you’re in Herriman, you should check it out!