More than just a library, the Basalt Regional Library is a true gathering place for the area’s mountain towns ranging from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. Sited overlooking the Roaring Fork River with the Rocky Mountains in the background, the Library’s design takes full advantage of its orientation to both. Nature appears throughout the space in the form of local natural materials and a small grove of aspen tree trunks “planted” under a skylight in the Children’s area. The Community Room and lobby are designed for flexible configuration for community functions and interior spaces provide settings for events, art displays, and neighborhood meetings. The Library is a busy nexus, echoing Basalt’s early days as a bustling railroad junction town.