Blackstone Public Library

Blackstone, Massachusetts

The new Blackstone Public Library was designed to reflect the architectural heritage of its context in this historic mill town.

In the children’s stacks, a local artist was hired to create 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, and the glazing and high ceilings allow for increased daylighting and an uplifting feeling of spaciousness within the interior.