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North Grenville Public Library

Location: Kemptville Ontario

Size: 10,500 sq. ft.

Following amalgamation of the City of Kemptville and the surrounding municipality the decision as made to close the existing small library and create a Central Library to serve the new municipality.

The Library is designed at a central site in downtown Kemptville where the main street crosses the Kemptville River. The Library is designed to take advantage of both the main street site and its proximity to the river. The plan was developed to allow the creation of a small park beside the river.

The Library design is based on a Customer First Library Service Model. The Library includes dedicated Children’s and Teen’s Areas, a Quiet Collaboration Room, extensive merchandising areas, a Fireplace Lounge, and an Outdoor Reading Terrace facing the river. The multipurpose room opens to the Library (through the use of a folding partition) allowing the space to be used as reading and study spaces when the area is not in use for programming.


Photos by David Bell