BransfordCurrently: Fairfield-Suisun Adult School900 Travis BlvdFairfield, CA 94533Construction of a new library at Bransford Elementary started in June of 2007. The new library consists of permanent wood-framed construction, with approximately 4,000 of useable space. Bransford Elementary has never had a true library building since the school’s opening in 1954. Previously, the site has had to use an older portable as a makeshift library.
The new library design incorporates an activity-oriented learning environment, with space, furniture, equipment, and resources available for researching, browsing, reading, listening, viewing, and computing. The facility has seating for 35 stations, a story area for younger audiences, 6 reference computer stations and wireless internet capability. The library collection has been designed for 14,000 books in a variety of different subjects. A computerized projection system was built-in for special presentations.
A librarian's desk was built in and positioned to provide maximum visibility of the entire library and control for the entry to the facility. The librarian’s desk area includes a book drop, checkout station, short-term book storage and power and data controls for the projection system. The building was designed with natural lighting and an open floor plan to provide an inviting and comfortable learning space for students and teachers.
The new facility was completed in the Spring of 2008. ATI Architects of Roseville provided architectural design of the facility. JDS Builders of Winters was the General Contractor. Facility Services provided Construction Management Services.