It was a surprisingly dry, sunny day on Sunday to greet the hundreds of visitors to the Charles City County Library Grand Opening.
Enteros Design has been working with the County and the dedicated folks at the Charles City Library Foundation for almost 10 years to deliver this brand-spanking-new library. The 8,200 sf library facility is situated in the County Administration Complex and was designed to be modern, yet not compete with the surrounding historic architecture.
One of the most distinguishing design details of the library is the County theme of 4 Centuries, 3 Cultures, 2 Rivers, 1 County. As one of the oldest established communities in the nation, the County is influenced by 3 cultures that helped form its current identity: the English Settlers, the African-American community, and the Indian Americans. In tribute to this identity, Architect Nick Monday developed the concept of a tribal inspired huskenaw to serve as the center piece of the children’s library.
The library was packed as the whole community came out to show its support and enthusiasm.
The project team included SilverCore for civil engineering, Lynch Mykins for structural engineering, Inversity Consultants for MEP engineering. The library was constructed by David A. Nice Builders.