Salem Church Expansion

After Expansion

The completed building features a renovated central reading room doubled in size. An image of the floor plan is available in the 'Architectural Images' section on this page.

The many new amenities are:

  • New book browsing displays
  • Self checkout machines
  • Media browsing collection
  • Reader's living room
  • Large children's area
  • Teen area with computers and study room
  • Conference rooms
  • Additional computers
  • Comfortable seating and study tables throughout
  • Enlarged lobby with cafe tables and vending machines

Architectural Images

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.


Time Table: Salem Church Library Expansion Project

March 3, 2009
Grand opening of the completed Salem Church branch

February 15, 2008
New Salem Express Library opens in meeting room and lobby

January 31, 2008
Last day existing branch is open to the public

November 2007
Work begins on project

October 2007
Construction contract awarded to Haley Builders (Ashland, VA)

September 2007
Construction plans completed

May 2007
Designs completed for the project

August 2006
Architects selected - The Lukmire Partnership (Arlington, VA)

July 2006
County issues RFP for architectural services for the Library project

June 2006
Spotsylvania County issues bond for the project

November 2005
Spotsylvania citizens vote in favor of a $4,342,500 bond referendum to fund the expansion and renovation of the Salem Church Branch

June 2005
Feasibility study conducted on library space needs