Lyons Library Looks Forward to June 2019 Opening
Construction begins in October 2018 on a new 6,500-SF library for the Lyons Regional Library District in Lyons, Colorado with big expectations for the community asset. Construction services are being led by Fransen Pittman, with designers, Humphries Poli Architects, and owner’s representative Wember, Inc. working with the District to envision a public library capable of hosting Town Hall events and community functions, both indoors and out.
Designed to cater to users of every age group, the Lyons library will include a children’s reading room with an outdoor learning landscape; a business center; a teen-centric space; and a quiet reading room. The floor plan includes a large community room with the capacity for multi-dimensional programming including performance, gallery, educational events, craft/industry fairs, and other social functions. The community room also accounts for secure, private-access executive meeting space accompanied by restrooms, and storage because it is separated from public spaces by a vestibule entrance.
The exterior will be composed primarily of sandstone quarried locally. Plans to construct two large public porches will extend interior spaces outward when the new library welcomes the public in June of 2019.