Envisioned as a hub for learning, positive individual transformation and community advancement, the new 60,000 SF Libbie Mill Library contributes to the overall urban fabric of this pedestrian-scaled community, which continues to grow and develop at the heart of Libbie Mill Midtown in Henrico County. The Library is designed as a community “living room” and offers spacious views of its interior to draw the public in. Its central urban location and simple rectangular form responds to the community of homes and office buildings in which it serves. Daylit spaces invite the greater neighborhood of Libbie Mill to enter and stay a while.
The interior of the Library offers spaces for collaborative work and independent study, information sharing and researching, and family centered rooms that enhance the interactive elements of public gathering. From materials, finishes, furnishings and lighting to the open and connected reading sections, Libbie Mill Library serves as a space for individual and community growth. Responding to the greater area’s focus on sustainability and posterity, the building achieved a LEED Silver Certification.
Libbie Mill Library was designed in collaboration with Boston firm, Tappé Architects – a partnership that is successful in providing communities with 21st Century libraries that foster individual and collective learning.To learn more about the project, please view our Tale of Two Libraries documentary.