SHP designed a $5.5 Million addition and historic renovation program that blended the main Carnegie library, two past additions and a historic train depot. The new, community-inspired library serves a population of over 29,000 and creates a high-profile, prominent downtown building to compliment the city’s civic center.
Key features include:
- A grand, two-story space is centrally located and makes a statement with exposed wood trusses and a two-sided fireplace.
- A new coffee shop welcomes patrons and a courtyard, as well as ample lounge space, provides areas for visitors to sit and read.
- The existing library was renovated to provide new children’s, teen and genealogy areas as well as a new computer lab with wireless technology.
- The renovation of the Depot provides much-needed community meeting space. A combination of two brick tones, as well as both a metal and shingle roof, seamlessly blends the addition with the existing buildings.