Lovett Mem. Library and Park – Redesign

Lovett Memorial Library Plans

21st Century Library Initiative

For more information please go to Mt. Airy USA’s site, Go Mt. Airy (

Overview of Improvements


  • Additional 2,680 square feet for new children’s area with programming space
  • New ADA entry way with reduced foot print for circulation desk
  • Open living room space with custom shelving/comfortable seating
  • Study room
  • Teen area
  • Café with seating area for laptop/tablet users
  • Two ADA public restrooms
  • Quiet reading room on second floor
  • Elevator (from main floor to mezzanine)
  • Computer lab/maker space on mezzanine
  • Collection size will be approximately 31,000 new items*
  • Roof Terrace
  • Landscaped reading garden
  • New reading plaza with WiFi, tables and chairs
  • Theater stage in park
  • Rain garden


* Current collection size is 38,456. Analysis of circulation by format indicates a reduction in nonfiction items is warranted. Currently, nonfiction accounts for almost 50% of the collection but only 7.7% of the circulation.


For more information please go to Mt. Airy USA’s site, Go Mt. Airy (


Click this link to download the pdf shown below:   2014-02-04_Lovett_Color_Plans

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