March 24, 2014

Everything Old is New Again -- Olney Library Reopens Following Redesign, Renovation

The redesigned and renovated Olney Library opened for business on Saturday, March 15, with a large crowd of eager library customers on hand to celebrate the reopening of the new, larger facility at 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd.

A major change for the new library is that more hours (19 more each week than before) have been added to the schedule, bringing it in line with the larger libraries in the system.

Although the new structure is dramatically different from the original library that opened in 1981, parts of the old building remain. On the outside, customers will recognize the distinctive “Delights of Reading” mosaic artwork that was transferred from the original building to the portion of the new structure overlooking the stormwater management area. Inside, bricks and wood paneling from the original building were included.

The Olney Library will be open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

To reach the library, call 240-773-9545. The branch manager is Joseph Eagan. For additional information about the library, programs, etc., visit

See more information in the news release.