Thursday, November 12, 2015

Here are a few pictures of progress on the bathrooms fixtures, tiling, picturebook room carpeting, collaboration rooms, staff kitchen and staff bathroom as they keep working steadily away.

ALSO! new picturebook shelving to arrive be installed week of November 23rd, Furniture to arrive first week in December, and re-wiring to happen over the next month.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Painting, Patio, Poles, & Plumbing

Here are a few pictures of progress on the (re)painting, patio finish, flag pole (new) placement, and plumbing exposed in bathrooms & staff kitchen as they keep working steadily away.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting Started

Here are a few pictures of progress on the front parking, demolition, wrapping the collection, and beginning of new construction

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Front Parking Construction Progress

Here are a few pictures of progress on creating new ADA parking in front of the Twinbrook Library.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Construction Update: August 24

Twinbrook book drop, seen before
construction started.
Exterior work to relocate the handicapped parking spaces close to the Twinbrook Library entrance begins on Monday, August 24th. The book drop will be closed beginning on that date and will remain closed for the duration of the project to refresh the library. Customers wishing to return Twinbrook and other library materials are asked to use one of the other 19 libraries with 24/7 book drops.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Twinbrook Library: Just before we closed for Refresh

Here is a long series of pictures across the entire building and grounds so people will be able to compare the refreshed Twinbrook Library to its previous look.

Twinbrook Picture Books & Computers Safe and Cozy

In anticipation of construction dust and new shelving for picture books, we have fit all of the picture books (and all of the computers) into the downstairs meeting room closet where they will be protected for the duration of construction.

Twinbrook New Back Ramp Completed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Twinbrook Library Closes July 25 for Refresh

The Twinbrook Library will close on Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m. for approximately four and a half months so the facility can be refreshed. The branch will be open that last day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Under the project, two small conference rooms will be created; some interior public spaces, including the circulation and information service desks, will be rearranged; the children’s picture book area will be repainted and partially re-carpeted; and the public restrooms will be modernized, among other improvements. Partial funding for the project was provided by the County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services. 

“Twinbrook is the first of our branches to be modernized using an exciting and innovative approach we introduced in our FY13-16 Strategic Facilities Plan,” explained Library Director Parker Hamilton. “We will now have CIP funding every year to ‘refresh’ and update two to three of our library branches. We’ll complete a focused set of improvements with a shorter closing period that will result in updated buildings, programs and services, and we’ll be able to make those improvements on a seven-year rotation instead of the traditional 20- to30- year cycle. 

“We are looking forward to reopening Twinbrook at the end of this calendar year,” Hamilton said, “and encourage all residents to follow progress on the refresh project through the Twinbrook Library Refresh Blog.” 

Twinbrook Library will not be available as a pickup location for holds during the closure. Customers should select another library for this service when placing a hold in the catalog. Staff will contact customers whose holds have not been picked up by the time Twinbrook closes, and the holds will be sent to an alternative branch selected by the customer. 

The book drop will remain open for returns through Thursday, August 13. 

Customers are reminded that during this closure they may use other nearby branches, such as Rockville Memorial and Aspen Hill libraries, or any branch that may be convenient. Complete branch hours and locations are online.

For assistance in managing accounts during the closed period, customers can call Ask A Librarian at 240-777-0001 or any of Montgomery County Public Libraries’ other branches. 

For further information, contact Carol Legarreta at 240-777-0030 or carol.legarreta@montgomerycountymd.gov or Will Wheeler at 240-777-0249 or William.Wheeler@montgomerycountymd.gov. 

Read the official press release.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Back Entrance Maintenance Begins!

concrete dug up outside the back entrance to twinbrook libraryConstruction has started on the back entrance of Twinbrook Library, facing Viers Mill!

Before: Backof the Twinbrook Library

the back entrance of twinbrook library before constructionThe old ramp and doorway behind the library facing Viers Mill will soon undergo a facelift as part of the renovation project! A few before pictures to help you envision the area to be renovated!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Library Advisory Committee Meeting

may 14 meeting announcement
The TwinbrookLibrayr Advisory Committee invites the community to a meeting Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM at the Twinbrook Public Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr, Rockville, MD 20851.

Meet the Twinbrook Library Advisory Committee and learn about their role. Find out about the Twinbrook Library Refresh and planned improvements. Find out where the Twinbrook Library programs will be held in the interim and how you can continue to get library services. Learn how you can advise he Library, advocate for its role in the Twinbrook community, and participate in LAC meetings.

At this meeting will be Library Director Parker Hamilton and Twinbrook Library Manager William Wheeler. Also attending on behalf of the Montgomery County Public Libraries will be Rita Gale, Public Service Administrator for Facilities and Strategic Planning, and Chris Freeman, Public Services Administration for Branch Operations and Customer Service. Amishi Sabnis, the Twinbrook Board Liaison for the Library Board will attend as well.