In December of 2016, Sapp Design and Stocks-Mann Architects were charged with designing a new civic landmark and community library for Searcy, Arkansas, to be the flagship library for the White County Public Library system. The vision and the parameters for the new library were established through a 12 month strategic planning process that the library conducted separately during 2016. The City donated the site (a former public swimming pool site) near a main business route. The new design, if approved by voters, will provide 21st century services for many years to come, and provides flexibility to changing venues, and provides for future expansion as well. The architecture of the new library, which was driven by stakeholder input, is based on a traditional and conservative styling, with a focus on natural materials; and yet modern and relevant for many years to come