The library buildings are positioned in the center of 9.5 acre Virginia Avenue Park to maximize opportunities for programmatic overlaps while maintaining green space. The new structures blend indoor and outdoor space and create a strong visual marker for the community. A fabric canopy marks the library entry and defines an occasional picnic patio for the popular Saturday morning Farmers Market and weekend events. Expansive shaded glass combined with large skylights balance light and minimize reflection while maximizing visibility inside and out of the reading room. Rainwater harvesting complements existing park stormwater management systems and provides grey water re-use for the building.