This small, 9,000 square foot branch library and community centre is situated on the old Agricultural Fairgrounds property in the heart of the Cookstown, Ontario community. The community centre design includes adult, young adult and children’s sections, “living” rooms (lounges) and office space as well as an outdoor reading garden. As a joint community centre and library project, this building also includes an additional 3,355 square feet of community space with multi-purpose rooms, which maximize space through the use of folding partitions allowing multiple uses of the same space. The open, user-friendly and sustainable design makes use of geothermal heating, solar panels, low-flush toilets and natural lighting. This project was completed in association with Shoalts & Zaback Architects.