Los Gatos opens a smartly designed new library, one that Steve Jobs might have appreciated

Mercury News – “They waited in the rain with the kind of excitement usually found at Apple product launches. Hundreds then surged forward as the doors of the new Los Gatos Library opened to the public for the first time Saturday, a moment that captured the enduring importance of repositories of treasured information to community life, even in the Age of the App. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story building quickly flooded with bodies — toddlers, teens, civic leaders. Its inviting interior — slate floors, wide-open spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows — surely would have found favor with the late Steve Jobs had he built a library. Rather than offering the latest in fashionable gadgets, however, the library will provide something far more lasting: aisles of soft-page books revealing ancient tales and important histories. There are also corners for reading and reflection.

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