The has reportedly selected Centerbrook of Essex to execute the architectural design of its new facility, to be constructed on the present site.
According to a report in the New Canaan Advertiser the library's Strategic Planning Committee chose the firm to handle the major renovation in March, after narrowing the field to three finalists.
The firm is reportedly going to be seeking public input during the initial design process.
Howard Smith, library board member and member of the library's Strategic Planning Committee, told the Advertiser the firm was selected because of its "extensive experience in designing libraries, but we were particularly impressed with their inclusive and collaborative approach, which was unlike many of the firms we spoke to."
The New Canaan Library moved to its present location in 1913 and has undergone three previous expansions in 1937, 1952 and 1979. An adjacent parcel on Maple Street was acquired in 2008 and planning for the new facility reportedly began in ernest in 2010.