Plans unveiled for new Vinton branch library

POSTED: 03:18 AM EST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 08:18 AM EDT Aug 16, 2013 
VINTON, Va. -

Representatives from HBM Architects of Cleveland, Ohio, revealed their plans for the new 20,000-square-foot Vinton Branch Library at a community meeting last evening.

The new library replaces the current facility on Washington Avenue in Vinton, which is the oldest in the system and lacks a suitable children’s area and dedicated teen space.

“Everything in a building this age is a retrofit, especially in regards to technology,” says Library Director, Diana Rosapepe.

“The new library has many exciting features to better serve the citizens of Vinton and will add a fresh and dramatic look to the downtown corridor.”

Other features of the library include a large children’s area, a dedicated teen room, a drive-thru book pick-up window, and after-hours book lockers.

The Dunman Floral Supply building will be razed to make way for the new Vinton Branch Library on Pollard Street near the Municipal Building.