Saugerties Public Library, NY

Various wood, steel and acrylic library furnishings combine a vibrant palette with traditional-style wood furniture to produce the perfect blend for this historic building. Demco worked collaboratively with Butler Rowland Mays Architects from the early stages of furniture budgeting through the final installation of this two-story addition/renovation project. 

Demco provided a variety of shelving systems, furniture styles and finishes to meet the specific need of the different areas of Saugerties Public Library.  The library’s main collection is housed in Bretford Legacy Shelving, the media collection housed in Bretford Legacy with pull-out browsing drawers, and the teen space collection in Demco’s mobile TotaLibra Steel Shelving with colorful TotaLibra Modular End Panels. Demco also created the custom computer furniture and provided reading tables and seating throughout the library.

The historic areas of the library were furnished with more traditional-style wood furniture, while in the new areas custom furnishings were designed using a variety of materials including wood, steel and acrylic. The children’s and teen space furniture had more elements of whimsy from a colorful palette to wave edge detail on the computer tables.  Project Manager Chris Levitas of UW Marx Construction Company affirmed that “Demco’s efforts at the end of the project, more than any other supplier or contractor, allowed the library to open on time and with the greatest success.”

“Demco provides the personal touch that makes furniture selection fun, unique and successful.”

Location: Saugerties, NY
Interior Design: Butler Rowland Mays Architects
Total Square Feet: 13,000
Total Cost FFE: $265,000
Completion Date: December 2010