Collection: 80,337 items (as of December 2011)
The Centerville Branch opened on March 11, 2006. The collection has grown to 80,337 items and has an emphasis on high use items such as children’s books, popular adult materials, DVDs, playaways, and audio books. E-books are available for download from the library’s website. Free public internet service and Wi-Fi are also available.
The building has some design elements taken from historic buildings in Centerville. The front door features a circular arch modeled after the front door of an old Centerville school that no longer exists. This arch faces the arch in the Porter Walton park pavilion just south of the library and is precisely aligned with it. Unique art depicting rural life adorns three sides of the interior fascia. The construction of the Centerville Library has benefited from a generous grant from the Simmons Family Trust that has been used for decorative elements, such as stained glass windows in the children’s area that illustrate well-known children’s stories. The children’s area also has a giant tree in one corner that spreads out into the room.
The branch is 10,000 square feet including an auditorium. The 75-seat auditorium, with a baby grand piano, is available for public meetings and library programs. Additionally, there is a conference room for small groups, as well as a quiet study room.
Although Centerville is not the largest Davis County Library Branch, it is designed to easily expand as demand may require.