Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will join Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), other officials and community members at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, for ceremonies reopening the Potomac Library. The branch has been closed since May 22, 2022, for significant renovations.
The Potomac Library is located at 10101 Glenolden Dr. in Potomac.
“The Potomac Library is an important epicenter for local residents to learn, meet and have access to critical resources, such as computers, classes, events—as well as free COVID rapid tests and facemasks,” said County Executive Elrich. “This re-opening has been eagerly anticipated, and we are thankful for the patience and understanding of the library’s patrons during this renovation. I want to thank Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Department of General Services and the Friends of the Library for their work to improve this library for the next generation.”
The renovation work included the replacement of all flooring, reconfiguration and updating of shelving, painting throughout, a new service desk, new lighting, redesign of the children’s reading nook, installation of security equipment, the addition of lounge seating and study areas, replacement of the entry doors, creation of a family restroom and the updating of interior and exterior signs.
Work was also performed to bring the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“We are so excited to reopen our Potomac branch to its community members, who we know have been anxiously anticipating this day,” said MCPL Director Anita Vassallo. “I hope they will be as pleased as we are about all the refurbishments.”