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Twinbrook Library Officially Reopens with a New Look

PHOTO | MCPL

PHOTO | MCPL

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett helped cut the ribbon for the refreshed Twinbrook Library branch at 202 Meadow Hall Drive in Rockville on Saturday.

“I am pleased to cut the ribbon for this freshly renewed Twinbrook Branch,” said Leggett at the grand reopening ceremony. “This is the first branch completed under my new CIP refresh program, which ensures residents can look forward to two to three updated library branches per year.”

Also providing remarks at the reopening ceremony were: Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, Director of the Department of General Services David Dise and Carol Legarreta, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Public Services Administrator for Human Resources and Community Engagement.

“We are so very pleased that this project is complete and that that once again, the community can enjoy everything that this wonderful library has to offer,” said Katz.

The facility renovations included an enhanced preschool children’s space, two collaborative/conference spaces, an outdoor programming space, enhanced Wi-Fi, additional power outlets; and new technology to include a mobile device charging station, laptops for in-house and loan, and a 3D printer.

“The innovative Library Refresh program enables us to make necessary improvements at many more libraries than a single new construction project would do,” said David Dise, director of County’s Department of General Services. “The Twinbrook project is the first of many to come. DGS is pleased to return this refreshed library to its dedicated patrons.”

“I’m excited for everyone to see the newly refreshed Twinbrook branch awash in vibrant, welcoming colors and enjoy all the added features and services,” said MCPL Director Parker Hamilton. “The MCPL branch refresh program ensures that our libraries stay modern and current and the buildings’ infrastructures remain safe, efficient, and operationally effective.” The Twinbrook Branch library is the first MCPL branch to be refreshed under the library refurbishment program which provides important enhancements to a facility. The refurbishment initiative provides the opportunity to implement focused capital improvements in a seven-year rotation rather than waiting for the 20-year to 30-year full renovation cycle.

The library closed for renovations on July 25, 2015. It reopened to the public on Wednesday, January 27. The ribbon cutting ceremony, originally scheduled for January 23, had to be rescheduled because of the blizzard which began on January 22. The cost for the Twinbrook Branch refresh project was approximately $1 million.

For more information, visit the MCPL website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library.

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