Gaithersburg Library will reopen on January 4, 2014. Partial funding for this project was provided by the County Library Capital Grant Program, Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services.
Renovation Project Background
The contract for the renovation of the Gaithersburg Library has been awarded to Henley Construction Company, Inc. of Gaithersburg. According to the company’s website, Henley Construction Company, Inc. has a portfolio featuring numerous schools, office buildings, complexes, nursing homes, warehouses, libraries and restaurants. The company was founded in 1964 and was the construction contractor for the original Gaithersburg Library. See the press release.
The major renovation project will expand the 33,700 square-foot structure by adding 22,200 square feet on the main level along the front, back, and sides and 7,900 square feet on a partial second floor that will hold the meeting rooms, mechanical rooms, storage and a satellite office of the Gilchrist Center.
Gaithersburg Interim Branch
The Gaithersburg Interim Branch at Lakeforest Mall, which opened in December 2010, closes its doors on October 31, 2013, in preparation for the library's reopening.