Mesquite Public Library – Mesquite, Nevada

Rendering of the front entrance of the Mesquite Public Library. Construction began late June 2017. The new library should be a modern, energy efficient, durable building which was designed using sustainable architecture and construction practices.

Omni Block will be used in most exposed block wall areas that insulation is required. The actual block is of a dark opal color and will be burnished (polished) on both the exterior and interior sides. Omni Block was not the initial insulated block specified, but after several “cost engineering” actions, Omni Block considerably reduced the total block costs over the other system so that the building became within an acceptable budget.

Highlights include:

  • 13,313-square foot library
  • Approximate materials collection of 61,000 items
  • Total budgeted project cost: $8.4 million
  • Seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification
  • Art gallery featuring artists from all over the State of Nevada
  • Café with drive-through window service
  • State-of-the-art computers
  • Maker Space for creative expression
  • Homework Help Center with laptops and class materials
  • Dedicated children’s area featuring story-time space
  • Outdoor play area with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and sensory-related equipment
  • Dedicated teen room to meet up and geek out
  • Multigenerational Club Room for reading or quiet conversation
  • Community Room for meetings and events


Ground Breaking – Underground Plumbing

Construction photos – July 6, 2017