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    Shoreview, Minnesota
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A look that isn’t by the book

There are two sides to this story. First, behind the scenes. At the Shoreview branch of the Ramsey County Library, librarians wanted a new administration area. Big offices to manage all their books. Sliding doors to maximize the space. Lots of glass to let natural light shine through. Tons of writable surfaces. Because they had worked with DIRTT before, they knew we could bring their vision to life. But they also wanted to push the limits a bit.

That brings us to part two. Front of house. The library wanted to redesign an area for younger readers with feature walls. To delight children, graphic treatments showcase activities and local authors. In the teen-focused area, they combined a massive glass wall, a built-in television and one-of-a-kind detailing. Form and function work hand in hand. The honeycomb trellis speaks to the other natural design elements that appear in graphics throughout library. And having the technology integrated in the wall protects it in this busy public space. This media wall lets the light in, engages the public and kicks off the Ramsey County Library’s next chapter.

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    Beautiful and durable
  • Custom graphics highlight local authors
    Photo Credit: Danette Childs
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    Graphics to engage young readers
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    A bright space behind the scenes

Ultra thin and incredibly durable

Corning® Willow® Glass incorporates vibrant graphics into your space. Crystal clear glass makes them look great. It's impact resistant, plus you can write on or clean the surfaces.


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Cleanly integrate any type of technology and keep it secure. Maximize function and looks while you save space.


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WriteAway™ film combines a dry-erase marker board with your walls for an integrated and more elegant solution. Add graphics or inspire collaboration without unsightly ghosting.

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