The Dumfries Neighborhood Library is closed – but not for long.
The library is getting a new and improved location down the street from it’s original site.
According to a release, the library was the second neighborhood library to open in Prince William County back in 1985.
“In that time, it has served the Town of Dumfries and the local community for over 30 years. However, times have changed since 1985, and the small community around the library has increased in both population and their demand for services over the years,” stated a release.
The Prince William County Public Library System and the County Board of Supervisors worked together and will be relocating the library across the street to 18115 Triangle Shopping Plaza.
The relocation will cost $125,000, which is being paid through library proffer funds.
The move will double the size of the current neighborhood library, adding more access to computers, two study rooms, and a larger play area for children, stated a release.
“We’re getting almost double the space at a cheaper rate, and everything will be brand new. All of the collection will be moving to the new library. The size of the collection will not necessarily change, but the children’s area will be larger. Instead of adding more books, we’re adding more space,” stated Prince William Library Communications Division Chief Andrew Spence in a release.
The grand opening for the new library will be held on February 21.
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