At 10,000 sf, the facility offers nearly four times the space of the previous facility along with enhanced resources to serve this growing community.
Features include a dedicated teen space; a large, airy children’s area; an adaptable community meeting space that can accommodate 80 people; conference rooms for smaller groups; and a well-equipped kitchen.
The lobby was designed in conjunction with the local public art museum to feature the work of local artists. The colorful space offers patrons comfortable seating, a touch-down station for quick Internet access, and a separate area for perusing books for sale by the affiliated Friends of the Library.
Internet accessibility and computer use play a prominent role in the new library. The adult computer area offers six desktop computer stations, with additional computer stations scattered throughout the library. There are also 16 laptop-enabled stations in the community meeting room for teaching group classes and other activities.
Sustainable design principles including optimizing natural light, locally sourced building materials and furniture, high-efficiency HVAC, and reduced water consumption, were incorporated throughout the facility, which is registered with the US Green Building Council and is pursuing LEED Silver Certification.