Libraries


Townsend Public Library & Senior Center

Townsend, Massachusetts The Townsend Public Library and Senior Center is designed as a “town village,” comprised of a library, a meeting facility, and a senior center. Each facility is linked by a portico-like corridor between the three buildings, providing access for the library and senior center to the meeting facility


Effingham Public Library, Children's Room

Effingham Public Library

Effingham, Illinois The Effingham Public Library, replacing the Helen Matthes Library, has relocated to a former bank building. Johnson Roberts Associates converted 27,000 square feet of interior office space into a modern library facility—complete with circulation, reading, book stacks, work, study and meeting areas. The improved design allows for efficient


South Hadley Public Library

South Hadley, Massachusetts The new South Hadley Public Library is sited on a bluff above the dam on the Connecticut River on what had been an abandoned industrial site. The two-story library provides children’s services, new book browsing and meeting rooms on the first floor and adult collections on the


Concord Free Public Library, Artrium

Concord Free Public Library

Concord, Massachusetts Renovations and additions to the Concord Free Public Library feature a new entrance for patrons and expanded collections and services for children, young adults, and adults. New conference and special collections spaces are provided for patrons. The historical portions of the building were restored. Renovations to the entire


Mashpee Library, Front Entrance, Exterior view

Mashpee Public Library

Mashpee, Massachusetts The new Mashpee Public Library replaces the existing library on a site in Mashpee Commons. This project has received LEED Silver certification. The building’s green features include a chilled beam mechanical system, an extensive roof top 20 KWH Photovoltaic system, low water consumption plantings, and an on-site storm


Lithgow Public Library

Augusta, Maine Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Library modernized services and more than tripled the size of the old library. The expansion respects the original building – part of the National Register of Historic Places – while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of


Hopkinton Public Library

The Hopkinton Public Library was housed in two well-loved historic structures (the original historic library and an adjacent church) that were previously linked together. The renovations and additions reorganized the library and expand the existing historic stuctures from 7,000 SF to 22,500 SF. The renovation is designed in sympathy with

Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch, Green Wall

Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch

Boston, Massachusetts The Boston Public Library’s Brighton Branch is an active neighborhood facility that was constructed in 1968. Renovations to this 16,000 square foot library provide accessibility and enhanced technology capabilities. The project was awarded LEED Silver certification: sustainable elements include two new entry vestibules for temperature control, all new


Northborough Free Public Library

Northborough, Massachusetts The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonnian building. Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and restored the original building and added a new section within a challengingly tight linear site. The addition, which more than triples the size of the library, is clad with a


Gale Memorial Library

Laconia, New Hampshire The addition and renovation to the Gale Memorial Library has restored the original 1888 granite building and created a new addition providing handicapped access, meeting rooms, and expanded book capacity. The addition, which doubled the size of the library, was designed to complement the Victorian architecture of


Blackstone Library, Front Exterior view

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


Shute Memorial Library, Interior view

Shute Memorial Library

Everett, Massachusetts Renovations to the historic Shute Memorial Library in Everett, Massachusetts include significant improvements to the existing interior, and the addition of a new wing. The renovated structure includes a new accessible entrance on street level, an elevator and new central stairwell, new reading areas and a children’s craft


Pelham Library & Public Safety Building

Pelham, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates provided full architectural services for a combined library, police, and fire station for the town of Pelham, Massachusetts. Situated on a steeply sloped site, this facility provides 7,500 square feet of library services on the upper floor. Police and Fire offices and emergency equipment are


Lunenburg Public Library

Lunenburg, Massachusetts The Lunenburg Public Library is organized around a central reading hall for adults, containing browsing, reference, and periodicals areas. The children’s department is designed to spark a child’s imagination with a sun, moon, and stars motif, inspired by the book Kingdom of the Sun by Jacqueline Mitton. Seeing


Charlton Public Library

Charlton, Massachusetts The addition and renovation to the Charlton Public Libary has restored the original 1905 Dexter Memorial Hall library building, and provided a new addition to double the size of the library. The renovations and addition provide improved accessibility, expanded reading and study spaces, a restored historic meeting hall,


Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Dudley, Massachusetts The new Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library replaces the original library on a new site in downtown Dudley. The new Library greatly expands the library’s collections and seating capacity, provides new story time and craft spaces in an expanded children’s department and after hours meeting space for the


Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library

Dracut, Massachusetts The addition and renovation to the Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library more than triples the size of the existing library. The new addition curves around the original 1922 library building, whose restoration becomes the architectural focus of the new design. The first floor holds the children’s area, meeting


Mason Library, Interior view

Mason Library

Great Barrington, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates worked design through construction for the addition, restoration, and renovation of an historic public library. The addition provides access to the library, a new elevator, and room for a new children’s department. Considerable sitework was also performed to provide access at the main entrance—where


Leverett Public Library

Leverett, Massachusetts The new Leverett Public Library is designed to fit into the rural character of its setting. Using a concept of “big house, little house, back house, barn,” the building is designed to relate to surrounding farm structures. The interior is organized with a wing for adults, a wing


John Curtis Free Library

Hanover, Massachusetts The additions and renovations to the John Curtis Free Library in Hanover, MA, restore the original historic library and expand the library to 19,000 square feet with a new two-level addition. A new handicapped-accessible main entrance is located to the rear of the building, facing the new parking


Sixteen Acres Library, Entrance

Sixteen Acres Library

Springfield, Massachusetts The Sixteen Acres Library is the busiest branch library in Springfield, Massachusetts. A new addition located in front of the original 1960’s building creates a new entrance, children’s department and meeting rooms. A tree motif was developed for the interior for the Children’s Room. An interior structural column


Haston Free Public Library

North Brookfield, Massachusetts The addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library restore the original library and provide much-needed extra space for expanded library services. Located on a tight site with limited room for expansion, the Haston Free Public Library project was a challenge. Careful planning allowed


Sunderland Public Library, Exterior view

Sunderland Public Library

Sunderland, Massachusetts The new Sunderland Public Library is located adjacent to the Town Offices and the Town Recreation Fields. Planned for ease of use and efficient operations by staff, the new library provides a separate children’s room, meeting room, and reading areas. Johnson Roberts Associates provided both building design and


Granby Library, Young Adult Room

Granby Public Library

Granby, Massachusetts The Granby Public Library is a new building on a new site, close to the Granby town common. The new building houses a new children’s library, teen room, meeting spaces and greatly expanded adults collections and reading rooms. The building is designed to recall the architecture of the


Concord Fowler Library, Exterior view

Fowler Branch Library

Concord, Massachusetts The Concord Fowler Branch Library addition and renovation created a new Children’s Department and meeting room and restored the original historic library, including the cupola and skylight. Archival storage was created and designed to accommodate the Library’s historic collections. The renovation also expanded adult services into a lower


East Longmeadow Library, Exterior view

East Longmeadow Public Library

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts The new East Longmeadow Public Library is located on the site of the former library, and is attached to the historic brownstone Town Hall. East Longmeadow was the site of several Brownstone quarries which once supplied stone to New York City and Boston. To complement this original