Those who live in or around Manassas and enjoy reading will be able to access another space next year.
The City of Manassas is getting a library branch.
Slated to open by February 1, 2021, it’s expected to stand at 10104 Dumfries Road, according to a release from the City of Manassas.
“Libraries are an essential way that communities ensure access to materials and free educational resources for all residents,” City Manager Patrick Pate said in a release. “Having a branch in the City limits will provide City residents enhanced opportunities to take advantage of these resources as well as provide a great space for community activities.”
A 10-year agreement on the library branch was signed by the city this week. It is being presented to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on Tuesday.
Manassas and Prince William County residents may visit the facility, which the Prince William Library System will run.
Prince William County is going to lease the facility.
Manassas plans to spend about $500,000 on furniture and other needed items. Each year, it will pay $1.2 million for library services and to be in the county’s system, a rate that’s expected to increase by 3 percent.