Friday, October 30, 2015

panoramic view kensington park interior

closed signKensington Park Library was built in 1968 and opened to the public in 1969. Now, on the eve of the Library's 47th birthday, it's getting a facelift! 

current information desk
We are excited that the current project. Plans include the replacement of the small lift installed in 1992 with a self-service elevator. Updated spaces for children, teens, seniors and students will have new carpet and paint. In a very important update for many of our customers, WiFi will now reach to all corners of the building.

As part of the project, our services desks will be combined so that account services—like checkout and returns—and information services—such as readers’ advisory—will be conveniently located together. 

empty shelvesFor now, all of the shelves full of books, audiobooks and DVDs are covered in plastic. The public computers take up space in several of our big wheeled laundry tubs. The children’s books were boxed and sent to storage. The bookdrop is closed. Our author talks, teen writing group, knitting club, and our monthly book discussion will all take place in offsite locations.

Construction has now begun. If you’ve been to MCPL's Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Chevy Chase or Davis branches you may already have seen some familiar faces from the Kensington Park staff!

Kensington Park Library with all its riches is something like the crocus bulbs: we’re out of sight for a while, busy getting ready to bloom again just before spring.

Kathie M.

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