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 which they both share. A large goth arch presages the central barrel-vaulted reading room within the library, which is lit by a row of clerestory windows and articulated by wooden ribs that lead you into the main space.