Reisterstown Branch to Undergo Extensive Renovations

June 05, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library

The Reisterstown Branch is expected to close to the public in September to undergo extensive and much-needed renovations. The library, which may be closed for up to a year, will feature a redesigned floor plan and new features created to meet the needs of community members.

Amenities and Features

The Reisterstown Branch.

The renovated interior will include:

  • An enclosed central courtyard
  • An expanded teen space
  • Additional seating and tables
  • New shelving and furnishings
  • A new meeting room
  • New restrooms
  • A quiet study room
  • A redesigned children’s room
  • A new central stairway leading to the second floor
  • A history room with a digitization lab for photos and historic documents
  • Outside:
    • Repaired original bricks and mortar 
    • Restored original windows
    • Replaced sidewalks 
    • A resurfaces parking lot and driveway 

A collaborative effort of Baltimore County Public Library and Baltimore County Government, this $3.7 million project is funded by a library capital grant from the Maryland State Library ($1.05 million), the County capital budget ($2 million) and the library’s budget ($650,000). JMT Architecture of Hunt Valley has been chosen to design the space.

An Asset to the Community

“Our Reisterstown Branch is a community anchor for residents, as well as a regular destination for kids after school,” said library director Paula Miller. “This renovation will allow us to provide transformative experiences and user-friendly spaces that make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.” 

“Here in Baltimore County, our public libraries are community social and learning hubs for children and families,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. “I’m excited to see the growth of the Reisterstown branch and I look forward to the redesigned space that will surely be an asset to the community.”

Enjoy Services at Nearby Branches

During the renovation, Reisterstown customers are invited to enjoy a full range of library services at nearby branches, including Owings Mills and Pikesville, or at any other branch of Baltimore County Public Library.

Progress of the construction, as well as updated details and information about the grand reopening will be found here on the website as they become available. 

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