Blog: Brambleton Buzz

Brambleton Library Grand Opening

December 5, 2018 | by Lauren Malik

Over 10,000 people flocked to the new Brambleton Library during its grand opening weekend on December 1st and 2nd. Library Board members along with Loudoun County Supervisors and representatives from the Brambleton Group & Soave Real Estate, architect and construction team cut the ribbon and welcomed in eager guests ready to explore this new state-of-the-art amenity in downtown Brambleton.

Along with the library’s impressive features (i.e., Teen Center, meeting rooms, LEGO and play areas, makerspace with 3D printers, robots & even a recording studio), there is an equally entertaining list of programs and events available throughout the year. The new Brambleton Library is located at 22850 Brambleton Plaza, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, 1 – 5 pm.

To celebrate the grand opening, select Brambleton Town Center merchants are offering discounts throughout the month of December when you show your library card.

Check out this video capturing all of the the excitement from the big day:

 

Community leaders were glad to share this day with Loudoun residents:

“I have worked in several public library systems in my career and nowhere have I felt the overwhelming appreciation and support for the work that public libraries do than here at Brambleton,” said Branch Manager Christine Thompson, who moved from Maryland for the job nearly a year ago.

“This is the greatest library in suburban America,” said Chairman Mark Miller of Loudoun County’s Library Board of Trustees, “until they build the next one.”

The pride is all in the Maker Space, the third in Loudoun County, and the largest — equipped with a robot and four 3D printers.

The pride is also in the deadline — thanks to Brambleton Town Center, the library was completed two years ahead of schedule.

“What the deal allowed us to do was have the developer pay for the cost of the library now and the county has an arrangement to pay the developer back over two years,” said Miller.

“I think there is a very misguided and mistaken impression that with the internet, everything’s available. People don’t need libraries,” said Librarian of Virginia Sandra Treadway, visiting from Richmond. “If you look around today at this library opening, thousands of people — with their feet — are saying, ‘This place matters to me.'”

Check out a gallery of photos from the opening here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brambletonview/albums/72157704302184084

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