Anne Arundel Coutny Library announced today that a branch will open this spring at Westfield Annapolis. It will be called “Discoveries: The Library at the Mall” and is set to open April 30, 2018.
Opening this branch will expand library services to the Annapolis area while the main branch on West Street is rebuilt in 2018–2019. The 3,000-foot branch will be located across from Under Armour and Crate and Barrel.
Not only will there be new and classic books for readers of all ages, the library will have “comfortable seating; a Discovery Dock children’s area; WiFi; self checkout capabilities; public computers; DVDs; a 3D printer and an area for customers to pick up materials placed on hold.”
So why a library at a mall? According to Library Foundation President Samuel Brown, “The mall, like the library, truly provides something for everyone in the community. The Foundation is happy to support this partnership that will offer education, entertainment and inspiration for all.”