Falls City Library and Art Center

Falls City Library and Art Center

The design concept for the 15,000-square-foot Fall City Library and Art Center is based on a painting, by Falls City native Jon Falter, which appeared on the December 1946 cover of the Saturday Evening Post. Similar to the buildings in the painting, the new library features a simple facade and modular shape of the “International Style” of the 1940s. The design serves as a metaphor for the progress and civic pride instilled by the new library.

The library features an open floor plan to enhance staff efficiency and user friendliness. For added security and patron assistance, the Library Director’s work area is located near the circulation desk, and the staff work area is adjacent to the book drop and computer room. A special children's activity room was provided for storytimes and special activities. The art gallery hosts rotating exhibits of art on loan.