Coming in 2021. 

The Acton reading deck will be an outdoor space where you can read a book, meet with friends, participate in programs or just enjoy the beauty of nature. 

The proposed design can be seen below. 

Proposed design for the Acton Reading Deck

 Dimensions
  • 95m2 (1020 ft.2)
  • Roughly 7.62m (25 ft.) x 14.39m (47.25ft.) 
  • Average of 1.5m (5 ft.) above grade
 Furniture
  • Flexible and fixed furnishings, including chairs, benches and tables
  • AODA compliant for accessibility
  • Built-in storage
 Materials
  • Flattering to the design of the building
  • Cedar for decking
  • Durable and minimal maintenance
  • Helical piers for structure
 Plants
  • Native/non-invasive
  • Frame base of deck
  • Add colour and texture to space
  • Provide some privacy to deck users
  • Frame views out from deck

Background

A reading deck for the Acton Branch was included in the original 2009 design for the building. The deck was later removed from the final design due to unexpected costs in 2010. Since the opening of the Acton Branch in 2011, the community, spearheaded by the Friends of the Library, has raised nearly $22,000 of the expected $66,000 cost. The reading deck was approved as part of the 2018 Capital Budget.