Marathon Library

Client Monroe County and The School District of Monroe
Services
  • Programming
  • Architectural Design
  • Master Planning
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Construction Documents
  • Permitting
  • Contract Administration
Status Completion scheduled for 2018
Success A brand-new County library introduces expanded and state-of-the-art services while providing areas for adult education programming.
Marathon Library

Marathon Library

Marathon, FL

The Marathon Branch Library serves 8,200 residents of the City of Marathon and the Middle Keys as well as 740,000 annual tourists. A much-needed, new 14,000 SF library structure will accommodate a larger print collection, expanded technological and research resources, visitor information, and increased programming for children, students, families, readers, and researchers. Activities include summer reading and creative writing programs, used book sales, job fairs, and other community-oriented events. The new building will also provide adult education facilities for the Monroe County School District, including three classrooms, administrative space, breakroom, and IT room. Programming will feature GED, ESOL, tax preparation, and computer training classes. Decor throughout will reflect the natural setting of the Keys, with colorful reference to marine life, fishing, and other aquatic activities. LEED Silver certification is pending for this project. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most respected green building certification programs used worldwide.