Modern libraries include all of the functions of historic libraries and have expanded to address community needs for programs and improved physical and virtual access.
A modern library supports everyone in a community by providing…
The open floor plan, with large doors and windows that open for air flow, will have moveable book stacks.
It will accommodate study groups, reading programs and popular story time for kids, as well as technology training workshops for older adults.
This design also offers expanded digital access and services plus virtual and in person workshops. All age groups will have space and resources to enjoy day or night.
The new library will expand our ability to meet many different communities’ needs, including:
The new library is located at the corner of Doherty Drive and Rose Lane. This is to maximize safe access from cross walks, sidewalks, bike paths and the adjacent parking lot.
This beautiful piece of land with iconic views of Mt. Tam, is accessible to thousands of students in nearby schools. The new Library, together with the Lark Theater, will bookend a new cultural corridor for Larkspur.
The Commons will provide library users and non-users a place to meet and enjoy the iconic view of the Lark Theater and Mt Tam from the Library and the Ramada. Designed as a place to meet, sit, talk and enjoy community, it will create a new center for the lower Ross Valley.