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Town of Leominster - Public Library

Leominster, Massachusetts

The existing Leominster Public Library, founded in 1856, occupies a 1910 Carnegie-style building with a modern addition built to the rear. The site on Main Street is a narrow one, and offered little space for expansion. Beacon’s design removed the previous addition, creating space for 35,000sf addition to the rear of the original building, and a linear concourse now links the historic and new entrances. The main level houses the children’s library, a cafe, and an auditorium, and the two upper levels are comprised of reference areas, a section for young adults, library stacks, the historic collection of the library, and administration spaces. The addition takes cues from the existing 1910 building by using rusticated buff brick, windows with historic profiles, and a mansard roof. Colors are warm and blend well with the rich palette of oak and travertine. In collaboration with library planners Adams & Smith.


Renovated sf: 8,000

New sf: 35,000

Total sf: 43,000