Ridgway Public Library

Ridgway Public Library

Ridgway, CO

The Ridgway Public Library is the nucleus of a vibrant rural Colorado community nestled in the San Juan Mountains. The Library District’s population is diverse and growing rapidly. In Summer 2018, RATIO assisted the Library District in a (re)imagination process to create concepts for a potential renovation and addition to the current 4,650 SF library built in 2004.

Ridgway Public Library
7,380 SF

With over 56,348 visits annually, the (re)imagined library envisioned expansion of every department, a whimsical new childrens area, quiet and attractive reading spaces, a multi-purpose room for library events, and an outdoor reading patio with views to San Juan Mountains, and improved staff work areas with a single service point.

The next phase consisted of a robust community engagement process, designed to test the options and work in groups to create user driven alternatives. RATIO used the input received to develop a final preferred concept consisting of a scaled floor plan and digital renderings of the renovated spaces.