Historic Downtown Farmville was in need of an upgraded library to support multiple functions and services for the Town. After a thorough facility assessment, it was determined that the library needed to be completely replaced. In keeping with the historic character of the Town and the adjacent church, the design carefully integrates modern details while maintaining the existing character of the community.
The program includes general library services, with adult, teem and children’s book collections, multipurpose rooms, meeting rooms, maker spaces, office and administration areas, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. Outdoor areas include an outdoor movie theater, with seating, games and viewing areas. In addition, the library is planned to serve as an after-hour event space. The library is estimated to complete construction summer of 2020.