The town of Sea Girt is unveiling renderings of their long awaited, historic, library expansion project in the hopes of gaining a surge of public support. The current 1,500 square foot facility is bursting at the seams, ready to roll out all sorts of new programs and events, but a lack of space and insufficient funding has stunted their growth for years.
Situated on The Plaza, the former train station, turned library, has been a part of the fabric of this beach community since 1895 and remains a proud architectural feature, steeped in tradition. The 4,000 square foot expansion project will preserve the original, historic structure while expanding function and capacity to better serve the public. The design offers flexible spaces, improved technology, and other holistic, diverse needs for the town, as a new hub for Sea Girt.
The re-emergence of a public gathering space has become a focus for many towns in recent years. With the current pandemic, recent devastating storms, and a sea of misinformation, many citizens are looking to their elected leaders for free, secure, resilient, forums to voice their concerns, spread knowledge, seek shelter, connect with neighbors, and build community. The Sea Girt Library addition, designed by Cornerstone Architectural Group, will have both indoor and outdoor spaces, be flexible for groups of all sizes, allow for simultaneous occupancy, and operate either in conjunction with, or independently of, library operations.