Why even have that kind of library at all, couldn't the same thing be accomplished a lot cheaper online? Seems like more of a publicity stunt than a library.
Speaking as a former poor child, the library is a haven for children whose parents can't afford to buy them books. They'll be checking out e-readers as well. It also is a quiet study space, if you need something like that. That being said, I think the design could use some tweaking.