The Ignacio Library Board’s vision for the Library went far beyond simply housing more volumes, or providing adequate space to the growing community. The Board embraced the concept that the facility would also inspire great pride in the community.
The Igancio Library features a centrally located circulation desk, self-checkout station, 2 staff workstations, 4 visitor computer stations, dedicated Young Adults Reading Area, Young Adults Collections, dedicated Children’s Activity Room, Children’s Collections, dedicated Adult Reading Area with fireplace, various Quiet Reading Areas, Open Study Areas, Meeting Areas, 4 Meeting Rooms for 2 to 8 visitors, Community Room, Multi-Purpose/Conference Area, private Librarian’s Office, administrative work area, break room, staff/volunteer restrooms, satellite cataloging computers, wireless internet connectivity, Friends of the Library Café/Bookshop, Historical Society displays, Artists’ Display Gallery, 3,000sf public plaza with fountain and seating.
The design of the library building is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Southwest pueblo architectural style. Deep inset windows, simple shapes, and other architectural cues, plus the use of local, indigenous materials like stone, plaster, and wood in natural colors all work in concert to create a building that resonates with the local environment. The plaza design theme pays tribute to important Native American symbols: the earth, sun, and water.
Town of Ignacio
Andrews & Anderson Architects