Voters Approve Funding for Two New Libraries

Conceptual Design only
Montclair Community Library
 
The Montclair Library will be located near the intersection of Route 234 (Dumfries Road) and Waterway Drive.
 
The Barnes House, one of the County’s only remnants of a post-Civil War African-American settlement, will become a reading room and history interpretive center at the Montclair Library site. The house was relocated from Independent Hill to County property to avoid the ongoing development along Route 234.
  • Potomac Magisterial District Supervisor has provided $267,000 of funding towards this project.
  • The General Fund provided $50,000 towards this project and will provide operating funds upon occupancy.
  • Developer contributions (proffers) provide $51,233 towards this project.
  • Debt financing approved by voters during the 2006 bond referendum provides $13,840,000 for this project.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2014.
Occupancy of the facility is scheduled for September 2015.

Conceptual Design only
Gainesville Community Library 
 
 
The Bushy Park House, a 200 year-old Gainesville farmhouse, is planned to become a history interpretive center at the Gainesville library site. The house was relocated due to development on the U. S. Route 15 corridor.
  • The General Fund provides $50,000 towards this project and will provide operating funds upon occupancy.
  • Developer contributions (proffers) provide $1,823,405 towards this project.
  • Debt financing approved by voters during the 2006 bond referendum provides $9,940,000 for this project.
Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2014.
Occupancy of the facility is scheduled for September 2015.
The Library Foundation Board of Directors look forward to supporting the new libraries. Foundation Endowments have already been established to support the new libraries. We encourage you to consider adding your support through a donation or endowment to the Library Foundation.