Project Highlights

View of Silver Spring Library from Wayne Ave.Contractor: Costello Construction, Columbia, MD
Date of contract: December 2012

Partial funding for this project was provided by the County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development Services.

Building Highlights

  • 90,000 square foot building
  • 5 floors and a basement
  • Library on 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors
  • Mixed-use office and retail space, and an art nonprofit organization on first 2 floors
  • 2 building entrances from Wayne Ave with access to library elevators and rest of the building
  • 1 building entrance on Fenton St with an escalator and elevators to the library
  • Public open space with paved and green areas on the corner of Bonifant and Fenton Sts.
  • LEED Silver building
View of Silver Spring Library from Fenton St.
Library Highlights

  • 3rd floor entrance
  • 4th and 5th floors to house the adult and children’s collections
  • Increased access to outlets for mobile-device users
  • Public use computers
  • Early literacy space
  • Computer training lab
  • Teen area
  • Media lab
  • Disability Resource Center
  • RFID technology to simplify material check-out and check-in and to prevent theft

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful building. You can see it taking shape right now! Struck me as the prow of a ship looming over Silver Spring!