Ellet Library

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Ellet Library

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Status: Complete

Sited on a former community park, this branch library is appropriate to the residential character of the site, as are deep front lawn and sweeping roofline. An exterior palette of deep red brick and standing seam metal reinforce the imagery. Parking and the main entry are located in the back, ensuring a sense of dignity along the main street. Inside, one of two loft like wings is dedicated to the main reading room, stacks and resource center. The second wing houses the entry, circulation desk, staff and administrative areas, as well as washrooms and a community room that can be secured from the rest of the library for after hours use.