Fergus Falls Public Library – Fergus Falls, MN

BTR completed an addition and remodeling for the community library in Fergus Falls, Minnesota in 2019. The culmination of this work comes from a years-long process that focused on developing an appropriate design using existing conditions, interviews with library staff, stakeholder focus groups, and community workshops. BTR assisted the City to develop project goals including site selection, building program, building and site image, quality of materials and systems, flexibility and adaptability for future needs, customer experience, and sustainability. The new library has doubled in size to 26,000 SF and includes an expanded children’s area, larger community room, more meeting rooms of various sizes, increased seating space for the use of personal devices, and lower shelving. Some key design elements include flexibility and adaptability, maximizing daylighting, and creating an exterior image to reflect the spirit of the community. (Photos: Anthony Gilbert | Gaffer Photography)