Tabb Area Library
CLIENT: York County Regional Library System
York County, Virginia

32,000-square-foot, 140,000-volume regional library headquarters. The brick and stone exterior encloses the collections, a 100-seat community meeting room, and technical services and administrative spaces. A raised "light monitor" sheathed in translucent, frosted glass bathes the interior seating, stacks, and reference areas. The children's collection, which is separate from the adult collection, but visible through a stepped-glass wall, incorporated brightly painted columns, murals, and three-dimensional storybook characters.