The existing Selinsgrove Borough and Snyder County Libraries share a building which was in need of infrastructure upgrades and additional space for offices, community meeting space and expansions to support the expanding library system. The goal from the onset was to design a sustainable and environmentally responsible building.
The design incorporates sustainable design features including geothermal heating and cooling, a vegetative roof atop the expanded Borough Council Chambers and a rain water collection system that stores rain water for the purpose of irrigating the adjacent Selinsgrove Commons plantings. The completed renovation project has achieved LEED® Gold Certification, making it a Distinguished Sustainable Design.
The building now offers a shared entrance from the Selinsgrove Commons. In conjunction with the renovated space for offices and storage, a new community room provides space for both Borough and community events. The Library was enlarged by a three story addition that provides the space needed to house the current collection and expanded services that now include a new Children’s Library.