The Germantown library branch is closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 for a refresh project. The branch will remain closed for approximately four months. County officials say the library is expected to reopen in late summer or early fall.
“Physical construction for the refresh project at Germantown will begin in May; we are closing ahead of the construction start date to complete the internal reorganization of collections and shelving,” said Library Director Anita Vassallo. “We look forward to resuming operations at the branch in late summer/early fall, and hope customers will access services at nearby branches, Damascus, Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg, and our 24/7 website while the facility is undergoing the refresh process.”
The project will include new flooring throughout public areas, new water fountains/bottle filling stations, new upper and lower-level service desks, sound dampening in the rotunda, painting of the stairway handrails, new shelving on the mezzanine, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) remediation throughout the building, including all restrooms.
You can find more information about the closing and the refresh project online, including the last date to pick up holds and the last date to place holds at the Germantown branch.
The #Germantown Library will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 to undergo interior improvements under the County’s award-winning Library Refurbishment initiative. More details here: https://t.co/82oI8yHWjs pic.twitter.com/Fb4rhQRefN
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