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Trafalgar Public Library

Trafalgar, Indiana
Type
New Library
Size
20,000 SF
Price
$4,700,000
Completed
September 2007

Trafalgar Public Library

At the Trafalgar Branch Library, in Johnson County, Indiana, VPS Architecture specified indigenous sandstone for the exterior façade, giving the library a warm, agrarian charm. The character is carried inside with the use of exposed timber structural framing.

Before the new facility was constructed, patrons of Trafalgar Library were accustomed to a tiny, 5,000 square foot building. The grand new project could have been overwhelming, by comparison. But a deliberately open plan makes the building comfortable, easy to navigate, and exceptionally inviting.

Trafalgar staff members work from one centralized circulation desk, making supervision a breeze. Separate quiet spaces, near a stone fireplace, for adult customers and for users of the children’s collection combine to make the interior welcoming and peaceful. And a young adult’s alcove gives teens a place of their own.

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