Nanuet Public Library
The old Nanuet Public Library was built in the late 1960s at just 7,800 square feet. It was later expanded by another 11,278 square feet. During the past 20 years the library has not been able to provide the services necessary for a growing community. The number of items circulated since the original library was first opened has increased by more than 500% while the square footage has increased just 145%.
The Library developed a plan to expand space for more shelving to accommodate current and future book and audio/visual collections. In addition, the additional space was visualized for more computers and increased seating, this includes sections to accommodate young adults and children. The plan also included meeting rooms for the general population, quiet study rooms and group study rooms for after school programs for the neighboring schools. A Friends’ Book Store and an improved traffic flow for entering the library and dropping off of books was included. In addition, the Library's plan is to take advantage of “green architecture” to reduce energy costs and be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).