Expanded St. Johns Library

Architects: Bora Architecture & Interiors; Convergence Architecture
General contractor: Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company
Size and location: Adding 2,900 square feet on the existing site
Timeline: Planning for design is underway into 2024; construction is likely to begin in mid-2024; scheduled to be complete winter 2025/2026

Gifts to The Library Foundation will support an interactive early learning space, mobile creative learning lab, and a study space for teens at St. Johns Library.

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A rendering shows the expansion of St. Johns Library

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New features

St. Johns Library will be renovated and expanded. The existing building will remain and around 2,900 more square feet will be added.

New features will be guided by community input.

Centering the community

Community input will be vital to the design process. Convergence Architecture is based in St. Johns. They will help keep their focus on the needs of the neighborhood. Engagement will likely include a series of public community events, focus groups, surveys and more.

The library and design team will work with Community Design Advocates (CDAs) as part of a paid program. Their mission will be to connect with their communities about how this library can represent them. Community engagement will also include a series of public community events, focus groups, surveys and more.

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