Central Branch Renovations

Thank you for your patience while we undergo construction to bring you exciting improvements to the first floor of our Central Library in Denton!

Central Library Renovation
Completion 10%

Background & Purpose

The Board of Library Trustees for Caroline County is pleased to announce that the Central Library first floor renovation will begin January 3, 2023. It is being funded by a Maryland State Library Capital grant  with the Library Board providing the local match with funds donated to the Library from John Hargreaves, one of the founders of the Caroline County Public Library back in 1961.

The Central Library was built in 1971 and was last significantly improved in 1995 along with a 4,547 square foot addition. The first floor contains the majority of Caroline County’s main library services for our residents. This project will replace heat pump units at the end of their useful life, improve lighting, upgrade the emergency fire alarm system, enhance electrical capacity for increased technology, provide a highly requested family bathroom adjacent to the children’s areas, increase seating capacity, improve sight lines, create improved quiet areas, and bring the library into compliance with American Disability Act requirements. 

Take a look at what’s to come!

Impact on Library Services?

  • To expedite the construction and for safety reasons, the first floor will be closed to the public beginning January 3, 2023 for an estimated 8+ months.

  • Limited services will be available at the Central Branch on the second floor in the large meeting room and hallway. Public computers, a limited book and DVD collection for all ages, current issues of newspapers and magazines, laptops and hotspots to borrow, and some seating for those needing to sit to study or use the Library’s Wi-Fi will be available. During this time staff will be available to assist customers, including placing holds on materials from other libraries while our materials are in storage.

  • On-demand curbside service will continue to be offered. Please call us at 410-479-1343 Ex. 106 when you arrive at the Central Library.

  • In an effort to increase the availability of services and resources during the renovation process at the Central Branch we will be modifying the hours at all of our locations. Effective January 3, 2023 both Federalsburg and Greensboro locations will now open on Fridays from 10am to 6pm in addition to their normally scheduled hours. Additionally, operating hours at the Central Branch will change from 12pm – 8pm to 10am – 6pm on Thursdays.

  • Still have questions? We will be launching an FAQ page shortly so please be sure to check back in soon!

  • During this process we encourage you to take advantage of the resources, services and amazing customer service offered by our Greensboro and Federalsburg locations!

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