“McCarthy provided teamwork, leadership and direction in this outstanding collaborative project delivering a much-needed integrated library facility.”
—Darla Wegener, director of library services, city of Lincoln
The Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges is located in the heart of Lincoln and will serve as the focal point of the future Sierra Community College—Lincoln Campus and the Twelve Bridges High School.
The single story, 40,000-square-foot facility accommodates the informational, technological and meeting space needs of both campuses, as well as the greater Sacramento community. A recipient of a $10.4 million grant from the California Public Library Construction and Renovation Board, the joint-use library includes community and group meeting spaces equipped with computer labs, video-conferencing capabilities, tutoring areas, curriculum development labs for faculty and a spacious section devoted to children’s reading. The library also boasts a number of sustainable features to minimize its environmental footprint. This project was a cooperative effort between the city of Lincoln, Sierra College and Western Placer Unified School District. McCarthy developed a comprehensive communications plan with all councils and boards and implemented a construction timeline that met the needs of all parties. Design/Build Architect: NTD/Stichler Architects, Auburn, Calif.