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Celebrating Our Libraries

Libraries are public institutions that have been providing information, inspiration, and innovation in their communities for centuries. They are trusted treasures where people connect, where lifelong learning happens, and where hearts and minds engage.

Laurel Branch Library Receives A National 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Design Award

Have you been to Laurel Library yet?

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s Laurel Branch Library was one of six libraries to receive an American Institute of Architects/American Library Association (AIA/ALA) 2018 design award. Follow the link to learn more about Laurel Library's AIA/ALA Design Award.

Sterling Branch Library Awards

How do you insert a new 14,500 sf library into a 20 year old shopping center that has seen better days?

Very carefully! The new library has helped to transform an older, “has-been” shopping center into a new, hip place to hang out and engage, to see and be seen, with neighbors and friends!

+ Citation Award, AIA Maryland
+ Merit Award, AIA Potomac Valley
+ Juror's Special Citation in Commercial Interiors, AIA Northern Virginia
+ Interior Design Award, Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence
+ Students’ Choice Award, Signatures of Loudoun Design Excellence
+ Craftsmanship Award (Plaster), Washington Building Congress

If You Build It, They Will Come

Nestled within a new lush landscape, Howard County’s latest civic building is the epitome of a structure truly dedicated to public service. Co-located with a 50+ Senior Activity Center and featuring one of the largest tool lending library's in the state of Maryland, this new community space strongly demonstrates that if you build it, they will come.

Listen to HiJinx, a Podcast by Howard County Library System, featuring our Director of Design, Antonio Rebelo, on the design and build of the new Elkridge Branch + DIY Education Center.