Townsend Public Library & Senior Center

Townsend, Massachusetts

The Townsend Public Library and Senior Center creates a “town village,” comprised of a library, a meeting facility, and a senior center. A portico-like corridor links the library and senior center to a shared meeting facility. A large goth arch presages the central barrel-vaulted reading room within the library. A row of clerestory windows light the meeting and articulated wooden ribs lead into the main space.