The Long Branch Library in Silver Spring reopened on Monday for pickup and telephone services after several months of construction, according to a Montgomery County press release.
Refurbishments to the library, which closed for renovations in March, include new furniture, flooring and paint, per the release. Updated circulation and self-checkout desks were also part of the $4 million project, as well as a new group study room and areas for children and teens. A family restroom was added to the first floor.
The branch’s exterior received a few upgrades, too. Visitors will notice a new roof with decorative railing and several new storefront entrances.
Renovations also include features for people with disabilities. Builders installed new accessible entrances and exits throughout the building, along with an ADA-compliant book drop. An accessible path now connects the library to the Long Branch Community Recreation Center.
“Our libraries are community anchors and the impressive improvements transform this into a modernized, beautiful facility for our Long Branch residents to enjoy,” said County Executive Marc Elrich in the release.