Cost of Construction: $10,507,102
Size: 71,603 SF
Status: Completed February 2002
Challenge/Goal: Working with multiple governmental agencies on the site, a diverse library board, and a tight budget were some of the challenges on this project. The new library had to be warm and inviting as it was also serving as a community center.
Solution: Familiar materials such as brick and stone were used to evoke a warm and familiar feeling with the community. Spaces were laid out to accommodate the greatest use of the library. Popular materials, youth, and young adult areas are on the first floor, while quieter, more intimate space for adult collections and reference materials are on the second floor.