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Shiawassee District Library

The Shiawassee District Library is located in Owosso Michigan. During the Civil War, a group of Owosso women gathered to help the Union soldiers. They turned their active group into a book club when the war ended. They formally organized on May 5, 1867. They called themselves the Ladies’ Library Association. In 1911, the Carnegie Corporation agreed to fund the building and land for the library donated by the generous Woodard family. The building officially opened in 1914.


The space needed an interior overhaul. In 2021, meetings were held with decision-makers and staff members to discuss the full renovation of the adult space. The goal was simple: they wanted to maximize the existing space for seating and shelving while maintaining the traditional feel and finishes.

This scope of work included the following:
-Full space plan review
-Interface carpet tiles
-Repainting of all interiors
-Custom end panels
-Custom computer carrels
-Custom wood reading chairs by @eustischair
-New window treatments

The project used the existing panel-style study tables. Estimated to be over 60 years old, they were sent off-site to be re-finished and stained to match the building finishes. They are a fantastic match for the 38 custom @eustischair Arts and Crafts style reading chairs. 

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