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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ready, Set, Refresh!

MCPL Refreshed. Twinbrook Library 202 Meadow Hall Dr Reopening January 23
When the Twinbrook Library reopens on January 23, it will become the first MCPL location to have work completed as part of a Facility Refresh Project. Twinbrook branch customers and the public are invited to join MCPL and County officials for the reopening ceremony, which will be held at 10 am on January 23.

Both the Twinbrook and Kensington Park branches closed for their refresh projects in 2015. Kensington Park is expected to reopen later this year.

Stuffed polar bear sitting on a shelf with books in the background
Work that was completed in Twinbrook during the closure includes:
  • ADA upgrade of the restrooms and parking spaces;
  • Two collaboration/conference spaces;
  • New combined information and circulation customer service desk;
  • Enhanced preschool children's space with new shelving;
  • Additional furniture;
  • Painting;
  • Selective replacement of carpet;
  • Outside green space made accessible for programs;
  • Additional electrical outlets;
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi;
  • Digital display; and
  • New technology including a 3D Printer, charging station for customers' mobile devices, and in house use laptops for loan.
"I'm excited for you all to see the newly refreshed Twinbrook branch awash in vibrant, welcoming colors and enjoy all the added features and services," Director Parker Hamilton wrote in MCPL's January newsletter.

woman shelving library materials from a cartIn the meantime, staff are hard at work at the Twinbrook building and around the MCPL system to get new systems and equipment in place and running.

Additional refresh projects have been announced for the current fiscal year at Aspen Hill, Davis, and Little Falls, as well as for the following fiscal year at Bethesda, Quince Orchard, and White Oak. You can learn more about the facility refresh projects, which were designed to speed up the cycle at which buildings receive necessary renovations and technological improvements, on our website.

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