Georgetown Township Library
Scale31,164 square feet
The role of the public library is changing and with it, library design has evolved. Georgetown Township in West Michigan saw the need for additional space to build on its recent success with youth programming. Built in the 1980’s, the existing building was primarily dedicated to book and computer space with limited flexible open areas. The new library, which opened in the fall of 2019, was designed to meet the needs of the growing children’s program. With ample space and themed children’s areas throughout, the library will be a magnet for local families. More than double the space of the old library, the new library has additional private and group study areas, more public computers, and new community spaces including an outdoor firepit and children’s courtyard. A two-story atrium provides natural light throughout the building and its physical connection to the township hall helps make the site a landmark location for the Georgetown Township community.