Teen Rooms at County Library

Rachel Raterman and Jim Konrad have been creating design concepts for two  St. Louis County library branches that focus on appealing to teens.  It all began last year with their work at the Natural Bridge Children’s Library which was revitalized using a baseball Cardinals theme. After completing another branch library space in Chesterfield for teens, Mackey MItchell was contacted to develop special themes for the Lewis & Clark and Oak Bend branches.  Since Oak Bend received a donation from a  mystery books conference, a mystery theme was chosen for their library space. Concepts include fun “body chairs” by Bouloum, chalk outlines of bodies and police tape.  Enormous lampshades with graphics inside complement the quirky but well-received theme.