New Lebanon patrons won’t have to travel far to visit a 21st century Library. Plans are progressing to construct a larger, updated New Lebanon Branch next door to the existing structure on Main Street. The Library has outgrown its current facility, and a structural review deemed that renovating the aging and deteriorating building would not be cost effective.
John Poe Architects, a member of the Dayton Design Collaborative, are working in conjunction with library design experts Group 4 Architects on this project. Shook Construction is providing construction management services.
The new Library will feature an expanded Children’s area, a dedicated space for middle and high school students called Teen Edge, and an enclosed Adult Reading Room. Other improvements include the addition of an outdoor reading terrace, group study rooms, and a flexible meeting space to be shared with community partners. The larger meeting room will be accessible outside of Library hours.