Public invited to vote on design for new Hastings library


St. Johns County will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, for the planned community center and public library in Hastings. The meeting will be held at the W.E. Harris Community Center, located at 400 E. Harris St., Hastings.

The meeting will begin with a presentation from the HBM Architects design team, allowing the public to see several potential designs being considered.

After the presentation, attendees will be able to vote on their favorite design.

Staff from St. Johns County Public Works, St. Johns County Public Library System and the HBM Architects design team will be available to answer questions and share details about the project.

Those unable to attend the meeting may visit the current Hastings Library, located at 6195 S. Main St., Hastings, to vote on their favorite design before 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19.

Information presented at the meeting will be made available at to view renderings and more.

The planned library and community center would feature a full-sized library, separate children’s collection room, outdoor children’s reading garden, large meeting and assembly rooms, Health and Human Services offices, drive-up book drop and more.