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Floor Plan & New Library

Floor Plan

Floor Plan Upstairs


  1. Vestibule
  2. Lobby
  3. Study
  4. Study
  5. Popular Materials
  6. Book Drop
  7. Lounge
  8. Adult Collection
  9. Young Adult
  10. Computer
  11. Reading Area
  12. Fireplace
  13. Children’s Desk
  14. Children’s Collection
  15. Main Service Desk
  16. Staff Workroom
  17. Elevator
  18. Storage
  19. Director’s Office
  20. Conference
  21. Balcony
  22. DVDs
  23. Periodicals & Reference












Floor Plan Downstairs


  1. Vestibule
  2. Lobby
  3. Elevator
  4. Mechanical
  5. Storage
  6. Meeting Room
  7. Meeting Room
  8. Staff
  9. Phone
  10. Mechanical
  11. Storage













New Library

Great News about the Williamsburg Public Library Building

February 5, 2013


The Williamsburg Public Library has recently been informed that our new building has achieved LEED Gold certification.


LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated.


Why LEED matters:

LEED-certified buildings are designed to:

•             Lower operating costs and increase asset value

•             Reduce waste sent to landfills

•             Conserve energy and water

•             Be healthier and safer for occupants

•             Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions

•             Qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities

Our community should be especially proud because our building is only the third library in Iowa to achieve this recognition.  The other two libraries to be recognized as LEED Gold Certified buildings are the Drake Community Library in Grinnell and the Marshalltown Public Library.  In fact, since the beginning of the LEED Rating System, only 8 libraries in Iowa have become LEED Certified at any level.


Vision Iowa Grant

June 25, 2009

Library to Receive Vision Iowa funds

Members from a committee representing the Williamsburg Public Library returned with smiles on their faces after meeting with the Vision Iowa Board 2 weeks ago. According to library board president Emily Andrews, after reviewing the library's Vision Iowa Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant application, the Vision Iowa board has agreed to award the library funding toward its project to build a new library.

The committee will meet with the board again in July to discuss how much of the requested $630,000 they may receive.

Andrews said she is excited for the library to be progressing toward its long-awaited goal of building a bigger, greener space to help better service library patrons.

"Writing the grant took several months of work and help from numerous people in the community. It was quite a collaborative effort. We are thrilled that we were successful," she said.

Andrews said the amount the library needs to raise (currently estimated at $66,000) will likely change after the specifics of the award are announced. She said regardless of the amount, the library will push forward to raise the remaining necessary dollars needed for the project through fundraising, additional grants and community support.

(taken from article printed in the Journal Tribune)


Construction Phase

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Cornerstone Laying



Moving In

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Grand Opening

February 25, 2012

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