205 Rivergate Parkway, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
The Goodlettsville Branch Library was built in accordance with LEED Silver Certification guidelines. The environmentally responsible features include rainwater harvesting and drip irrigation, bicycle parking, electric car charging stations, pervious pavement, light color roofing and paving material, and a solar-ready roof.
At 16,000 square feet, the new facility is four times the size of the old Goodlettsville Branch. One of the most unique features is the interactive history wall. Wallpaper made from an enlarged antique map of Nashville and Goodlettsville forms the backdrop to an interactive touchscreen. Visitors will be able to access video, audio, photos, and text documents that highlight Goodlettsville’s history. The building also features a children’s area, teen area, over 35 public use computers, and a 100-person meeting room space. It is the first library in the system with a café style coffee and vending area.
Two public art installations were integrated into the new library design. Nashville artist Carrie McGee created the sculpture suspended over the round information desk. The acrylic and stainless steel sculpture, entitled Continuum, is made up of a series of “pages” that incorporate historical images of Goodlettsville. Lebanon-based artists Paige Easter and Dan Goostree will be creating mosaic designs for the gardens that will link the library with the neighboring elementary school.