Blackstone Public Library

Blackstone, Massachusetts

The design of the new Blackstone Public Library reflects the architectural heritage of its context in this historic mill town.

In the children’s stacks, a local artist designed sculptural shelving ends with colorful animal, hot air balloon, and train motifs. Throughout the rest of the building, brick, wood, and steel create a raw look on the interior similar to that of an old mill. The glazing and high ceilings allow for increased daylighting and an uplifting feeling of spaciousness within the interior.