Barry-Lawrence Regional Library // Monett Branch

The Client
Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District
Project Type
Monett, MO

The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library District has been dreaming of a new Monett Branch Library for the community for over 20 years.  The Library District has held fundraisers where members of the community have personally donated funds to make this dream a reality.  In 2019 when the tax levy passed that allocated funds for this project, it was finally time to start putting pen to paper with a design concept.  The new ground up construction will result in a nearly 20,000 square-foot library facility that can serve both Barry and Lawrence county.  The facility will be sectioned into several zones including a dedicated children’s’, teen’s, and adult’s area.  There will also be several spaces for community gathering and collaboration, including a display kitchen for culinary instruction classes to take place.  The most important feature to the owners is the children’s area where several unique design elements — including a hollowed out tree — make up the central design.